Accounts Payable Supervisors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up slightly less than three-fifths of Accounts Payable Supervisors. Pay fluctuates from $38K to $68K per year, but expected earnings average $52K annually. With some bonuses approaching $7K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Accounts Payable Supervisors spread between $38K and $68K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Accounts Payable Supervisors report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the vast majority of Accounts Payable Supervisors (89 percent) who answered the questionnaire. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,259 - $68,185
$39K
$52K
$68K
MEDIAN: $52,246
10%
50%
90%

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$15.55 - $27.41
$16
$21
$27
MEDIAN: $20
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$39,259 - $68,185  
   
Bonus
$782 - $7,069  
Profit Sharing
$572 - $10,304  
Commission
$6,125  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,667 - $67,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 871
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.55 - $27.41  
   
Overtime
$21.69 - $37.09  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$782 - $7,069  
   
Commission
$6,125  
Profit Sharing
$572 - $10,304  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,667 - $67,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 273

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Job Description for Accounts Payable Supervisor

Accounts payable supervisors typically lead teams of staff members in accounts payable departments for their organizations, as well as facilitate monthly reports using accounting applications and software and prepare their departments for a variety of auditing processes. Problem-solving skills are important in this position, and they may need to provide support and thorough analyses to senior accountants within the organization.

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Accounts Payable Supervisor Tasks

  • Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records.
  • Verify the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.
  • Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete.

Common Career Paths for Accounts Payable Supervisor


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For Accounts Payable Supervisors, progressing to an Assistant Controller role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Assistant Controller can earn $65K annually. Accounts Payable Supervisors most often move into positions as Accounts Payable Managers or Staff Accountants. Accounts Payable Managers actually earn $6K less on average, however, and Staff Accountants earn $7K less per year than Accounts Payable Supervisors do.

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Popular Skills for Accounts Payable Supervisor


Accounts Payable Supervisors report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling, People Management, General Ledger Accounting, and Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Microsoft Outlook as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Word and Account Management also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Accounts Payable also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounts Payable Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $48K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $51K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $53K in this role. Accounts Payable Supervisors who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $52K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,346

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Accounts Payable Supervisors, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 23 percent greater than the national average. Accounts Payable Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+21 percent), Boston (+18 percent), Dallas (+10 percent), and Chicago (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is Austin, which sits 9 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Phoenix (6 percent lower) and Irvine (2 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Accounts Payable Supervisor

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 164 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Accounts Payable Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Accounts Payable Supervisor Salaries

People Management
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SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)
up arrow 16%

Accounts Payable
0%

Accounting
0%

Windows Operating System General Use
0%

General Ledger Accounting
0%

National Average
$51,000





Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Account Management
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 20%

Microsoft Outlook
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 164 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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