Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator Salary

Average Accounts Payable Administrators in the United States make around $16.68 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Accounts Payable Administrators vary widely between $28K and $51K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although close to one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and a little more than half get dental coverage, too. The vast majority of Accounts Payable Administrators (89 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Most Accounts Payable Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,816 - $56,671
$30K
$43K
$57K
MEDIAN: $42,537
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50%
90%

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$13.10 - $22.06
$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $16.80
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50%
90%

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$0$56K
Salary $29,816 - $56,671
Bonus $0.00 - $5,872
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$28,272 - $52,262
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 115
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $13.10 - $22.06
Overtime $18.95 - $34.59
Annual Data $0$52K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,872
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$28,272 - $52,262
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 181

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Job Description for Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator

Accounts payable (A/P) administrators (or managers) are responsible for the daily management of staff in the accounting department for a business. Their staff members can include accounts payable clerks and bookkeepers. They ensure the accuracy and timeliness of processes and payments. They are also responsible for ensuring compliance with federal and state government requirements. At times, they serve as a liaison for outside vendors, corresponding with them and responding to their inquiries.

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Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator Tasks

  • Calculate the money a company owes and send payments to vendors.
  • Manage a company's vendor billing system and update vendor files.
  • Review invoices for accuracy and work to resolve discrepancies.

Common Career Paths for Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator


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Accounts Payable Administrators may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Accounting Manager. The latter position pays an average of $61K annually. An Accounts Payable Administrator may also move into a role as an Office Manager or a Staff Accountant.

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Popular Skills for Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Payroll Administration, Microsoft Office, Paying Invoices, and General Ledger Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Quickbooks and Microsoft Word. It is often found that people who know Accounts Payable are also skilled in Data Entry and Quickbooks.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator

Pay by Experience for an Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 196 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 166 salaries. An experienced Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 145 salaries. An Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 78 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,491

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

With a pay rate for Accounts Payable Administrators that is 33 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Accounts Payable Administrators will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+33 percent), San Jose (+30 percent), Rockford (+9 percent), and Los Angeles (+8 percent). Las Vegas is the lowest-paying area, 16 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Sacramento (12 percent less) and Salt Lake City (8 percent less).

Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator?

Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator in Cape Girardeau:
"Deciphering numbers."
Pros: I get to challenge myself and I've been needing that. I love it when I figure out a problem that has had me stumped for a couple minutes. It gives me a sense of accomplishment when I walk away for the day and see my shelf empty, I entered and reconciled all of that. And I constantly keep trying to find ways to save money for the owner.
Cons: I see the financial binds my owner may sometimes be in. I then feel like I put that burden on myself and I should think of ways to bring up his profit. He probably gets tired of my suggestions but I care!

Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator in Tulsa:
"Awesome."
Pros: Everything.
Cons: Stress, not enough time in the day to do everything needed.

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Key Stats for Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator Salaries

▲10%

▲6%

National Average
$38,000

▼3%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Accounts Payable (A/P) Administrator Salaries



National Average
$38,000

Paying Invoices
▼2%

Accounting
▼2%

General Ledger Accounting
▼2%

Microsoft Excel
▼3%



▼4%



▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 25%
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