Accounts Payable Clerk Salary

Accounts Payable Clerks in the United States can expect wages of $15.36 per hour on average. Final cash compensation to Accounts Payable Clerks varies from around $25K to approximately $44K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $4K and $5K, respectively. While years of experience and the specific company impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, approximately one-fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. Women make up the vast majority of Accounts Payable Clerks (88 percent) who answered the questionnaire. For the most part, Accounts Payable Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,917 - $48,579
$29K
$37K
$49K
MEDIAN: $37,248
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50%
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$11.94 - $19.85
$12
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.40
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$0$48K
Salary $28,917 - $48,579
Bonus $342.55 - $4,825
Profit Sharing $406.95 - $5,028
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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$25,623 - $44,348
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,074
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $11.94 - $19.85
Hourly Tips $2.27
Overtime $17.17 - $30.34
Annual Data $0$44K
Bonus $342.55 - $4,825
Commission $1,017
Profit Sharing $406.95 - $5,028
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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$25,623 - $44,348
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,480

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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.

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 Employer Salaries for Accounts Payable Clerk


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: $33,527

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 Houston:
"It's Alright."
Pros: I love my coworkers, they are funny and welcoming.
Cons: The poor management communication and lack of real management in general.

Accounts Payable Clerk in Columbus:
"Fun at Times, Boring Mostly."
Pros: It's very laid back and I can go to my manager and supervisor about anything.
Cons: The workload isn't enough to keep me going throughout the day and I've been threatened with having to go part time. Management is kind of shady sometimes. Supervisor with 20 years of experience was passed up for a girl with zero experiences and a degree. Supervisor is teaching new manager things even after two months on the job.

Accounts Payable Clerk in Naples:
"Good place to work."
Pros: Works with employees schedulea and helps work around it.
Cons: May be a little disorganized and contradictory at times with procedures.

Accounts Payable Clerk in Paoli:
Pros: Flexible hours when needed for family or emergency's.
Cons: No benefits or overtime to help with costs.

Accounts Payable Clerk in Orlando:
"Interesting."
Pros: Learning where money is invested.
Cons: It is very monotonous, boring, and tedious.

Accounts Payable Clerk in Great Falls:
"Monotonous Yet Rewarding."
Pros: When a month is closed with minimal correction and errors.
Cons: Let's face it...it can be very boring!

Accounts Payable Clerk in Houston:
"Redundant."
Pros: Consistent.
Cons: Flexible.

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Key Stats for Accounts Payable Clerk

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 837 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Accounts Payable Clerk Salaries

▲7%

▲5%

▲2%

National Average
$34,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Accounts Payable Clerk Salaries

Intuit QuickBooks
▲13%

▲5%

General Ledger Accounting
▲2%

bill collections
▼0%

National Average
$34,000

Accounts Payable
▼1%


Data Entry
▼2%

Microsoft Excel
▼2%



Accounts Receivable
▼2%

Payroll Administration
▼2%

Collections
▼3%

▼4%

Customer Service
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 837 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 24%
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