$37,403
Avg. Salary
$15.51
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,026

Bonus

$1,190

Profit Sharing

$1,017

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Accounts Payable Clerk is $15.51 per hour.

The average pay for an Accounts Payable Clerk is $37,403 per year.

10%
$12.00
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$15.51
50%
$20.11
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MEDIAN $15.51
10%
$29k
10%
$37k
50%
$49k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $37,403
$28,727 - $49,166
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$49K
MEDIAN: $37,403
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$12.00 - $20.11
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$0$49K
Salary $28,727 - $49,166
Bonus $289 - $3,920
Profit Sharing $402 - $5,048
Commission $1,017
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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$25,692 - $44,772
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,844
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $12.00 - $20.11
Hourly Tips $1.34
Overtime $17.04 - $30.19
Annual Data $0$44K
Bonus $289 - $3,920
Commission $1,017
Profit Sharing $402 - $5,048
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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$25,692 - $44,772
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 6,105

Job Description for Accounts Payable Clerk

Accounts payable clerks generally work for accounting firms or organizations' accounting departments, coordinating various accounts payable functions on behalf of their organization. Their duties include, among others, performing data entry, handling customer inquiries, preparing financial statements and performing vendor maintenance. In all tasks, these clerks must maintain a high degree of accuracy.

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Accounts Payable Clerk Tasks
  • Issue stop-payments or purchase order amendments.
  • Record, code, and process all invoices for payment.
  • Prepare, enter and maintain filing of Accounts Payable.
  • Perform timely account reconciliation by verifying entries and comparing to balances.

Popular Employer Salaries for Accounts Payable Clerk


Common Career Paths for Accounts Payable Clerk


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Though not the most common occurrence, Accounts Payable Clerks sometimes become Accounting Managers, where the average income is $61K per year. Career advancement for the typical Accounts Payable Clerk often leads to becoming an Accounts Payable Specialist or a Staff Accountant; median salaries in these positions are $4K higher and $11K higher, respectively.

Accounts Payable Clerk Job Listings

Popular Skills for Accounts Payable Clerk


Survey results imply that Accounts Payable Clerks deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Intuit QuickBooks, Accounting, General Ledger Accounting, and bill collections are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service and Quickbooks. It is often found that people who know Accounts Payable are also skilled in Microsoft Excel and Paying Invoices.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounts Payable Clerk

Pay by Experience for an Accounts Payable Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Accounts Payable Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 2,505 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Accounts Payable Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 1,235 salaries. An experienced Accounts Payable Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 1,210 salaries. An Accounts Payable Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 485 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,748

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

With a pay rate for Accounts Payable Clerks that is 24 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Accounts Payable Clerks will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent), Chicago (+10 percent), Denver (+10 percent), and Houston (+10 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 10 percent south of the national average, can be found in Miami. Employers in Orlando and San Antonio also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Accounts Payable Clerk Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Accounts Payable Clerk?

Accounts Payable Clerk in Santa Fe Springs:
Pros: Very little supervision.
Cons: Under paid.

Accounts Payable Clerk in Akron:
"Stress level, corporate culture, office conditions."
Pros: I like the coworkers and flexibility.
Cons: I do not like my salary or that I cannot get overtime.

Accounts Payable Clerk in Herndon:
"I Like Working With Oracle"
Pros: Oracle and being very busy and the relationship with the vendors.
Cons: I feel I am under paid for my experience and over all work ethic.

Accounts Payable Clerk in Covington:
"Stressful, Constant working, Lots of deadlines."
Pros: Able to work independent on my job!
Cons: Low pay, General Managers bad attitude and hatefulness!

Accounts Payable Clerk in Seattle:
"Work flexibility, co-workers."
Pros: Co-workers are easy to work with.
Cons: Stress level is always high, to much of a work load.

Accounts Payable Clerk in West Monroe:
"Good And Bad."
Pros: Paid vacation, paid sick leave, great office environment, moderate stress level, frequent non-work related activities during paid working hours, phenomenal boss.
Cons: Long commute, high deductible health insurance, no dental/vision.

Accounts Payable Clerk in St. Louis:
"Flexiblity."
Pros: Great team to work with. Positive work atmosphere.
Cons: Most people travel more than they need.

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Key Stats for Accounts Payable Clerk

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1430 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Accounts Payable Clerk Salaries

▲7%

▲5%

▲2%

National Average
$34,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Accounts Payable Clerk Salaries

Intuit QuickBooks
▲12%

▲5%

General Ledger Accounting
▲2%

bill collections
▼0%

National Average
$34,000


Accounts Payable
▼2%

Data Entry
▼2%

Microsoft Excel
▼2%

Accounts Receivable
▼2%

Payroll Administration
▼2%



Collections
▼3%

▼5%

Customer Service
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1430 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 25%