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Accounts Payable Supervisor Salary

With slightly less than three-fifths of Accounts Payable Supervisors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $34K to $66K per year and averages out to $49K per year. Total cash compensation to Accounts Payable Supervisors bottoms out near $34K and approaches $66K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $6K from bonuses and almost $7K from profit sharing. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Women account for the majority of Accounts Payable Supervisors who took the survey — 87 percent to be exact. Work is enjoyable for Accounts Payable Supervisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$36,882 - $65,757
(Median)
$37K
$49K
$66K
MEDIAN: $48,758
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$14.70 - $25.61
(Median)
$15
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$36,882 - $65,757  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,820  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $6,544  
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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$34,288 - $65,572  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,080
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.70 - $25.61  
   
Overtime
$20.55 - $38.93  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,820  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $6,544  
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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$34,288 - $65,572  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 373

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Job Description for Accounts Payable Supervisor

  • 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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As Accounts Payable Supervisors transition into upper-level roles such as Accounting Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Accounting Managers earn $59K on average per year. Accounts Payable Supervisors most often advance into Accounts Payable Manager and Staff Accountant positions even though the median salaries are $4K lower and $4K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Accounts Payable Supervisor


Survey results show that Accounts Payable Supervisors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Accounting, Accounts Payable, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Those proficient in Accounts Payable are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounts Payable Supervisor

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $44K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $48K. Accounts Payable Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $49K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $52K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Accounts Payable Supervisors, 35 percent above the national average. Accounts Payable Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+19 percent), New York (+13 percent), Minneapolis (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). With compensation 4 percent below the national average, Indianapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Austin and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Accounts Payable Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Accounts Payable Supervisor Salaries

People Management
up arrow 12%

Accounting
up arrow 4%

Accounts Payable
0%

National Average
$48,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Account Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 279 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

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: 85% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 12%
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