Accounts Payable Supervisor Salary

Accounts Payable Supervisors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just below three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $53K annually, but may range from $38K to $68K per year. Total cash compensation to Accounts Payable Supervisors approaches anywhere from $38K on the lower end to $68K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $8K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Accounts Payable Supervisors who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 86 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Accounts Payable Supervisors. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$39,499 - $68,837
$39K
$53K
$69K
MEDIAN: $52,605
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50%
90%

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$15.48 - $27.78
$15
$21
$28
MEDIAN: $20.94
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$39,499 - $68,837  
   
Bonus
$727 - $7,535  
Profit Sharing
$590 - $10,000  
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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$38,082 - $68,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 867
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.48 - $27.78  
   
Overtime
$21.84 - $36.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$727 - $7,535  
   
Commission
$6,125  
Profit Sharing
$590 - $10,000  
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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$38,082 - $68,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 280

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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

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

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 $66K annually. A lot of Accounts Payable Supervisors advance their careers by becoming Accounts Payable Managers and Staff Accountants. However, those positions offer $7K less and $7K less per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Accounts Payable Supervisor


Accounts Payable Supervisors report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in People Management, SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling, Accounting, and General Ledger 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. For most people, competency in Accounts Payable indicates knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounts Payable Supervisor

Pay by Experience for an Accounts Payable Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Accounts Payable Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 316 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Accounts Payable Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 392 salaries. An experienced Accounts Payable Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 491 salaries. An Accounts Payable Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 235 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,544

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Accounts Payable Supervisors, 19 percent higher than the national average. Accounts Payable Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+16 percent), New York (+15 percent), Dallas (+13 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). In Austin, salaries are 10 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Phoenix (6 percent less) and Irvine (2 percent less).

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Key Stats for Accounts Payable Supervisor

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 175 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Accounts Payable Supervisor Salaries

▲3%

▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$52,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Accounts Payable Supervisor Salaries

People Management
▲15%

SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)
▲14%

▼0%



National Average
$52,000

Accounts Payable
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼1%



▼3%

Customer Service
▼3%

Microsoft Word
▼9%

Account Management
▼9%

Microsoft Outlook
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 175 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 12%
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