The average hourly pay for an Accounts Payable Specialist is $18.35.
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Job Description for Accounts Payable Specialist
An accounts payable specialist works with all facets of the accounting system, principally the validation, processing, and filing of invoices. The specialist must make sure that all invoices are accurate and have been properly documented and approved by the authorizing employee prior to making a payment. Once the proper verifications and authorizations are received, the specialist is responsible for submitting payments in a timely fashion. This position also requires preparing and mailing checks…Read more
Accounts Payable Specialist Tasks
- Analyze, prioritize, code and pay bills and invoices, managing vendor or supplier expectations.
- Make timely payments for internal vouchers and expenses.
- Reconcile financial statements and forecasts, maintaining files for accounts.
- Answer inquiries from vendors, suppliers, and employees, and research discrepancies.
- Write and send checks, recording transactions on internal systems.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Accounts Payable Specialist
The top respondents for the job title Accounts Payable Specialist are from the companies Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Visiting Nurse Services of Rochester and The Ken Blanchard Companies. Reported salaries are highest at Northwest Motorsport where the average pay is $24.98. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Ken Blanchard Companies and Jones Lang LaSalle, earning around $21.41 and $19.50, respectively. Planned Parenthood pays the lowest at around $15.75. Visiting Nurse Services of Rochester and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $16.01 and $16.58, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Accounts Payable Specialist
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Skills that pay less than market rate include Vendor Relations, Microsoft Excel, Data Entry, Paying Invoices and Accounts Payable.
Pay by Experience Level for Accounts Payable Specialist
An entry-level Accounts Payable Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.38 based on 186 salaries. An early career Accounts Payable Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.42 based on 2,530 salaries. A mid-career Accounts Payable Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.52 based on 1,636 salaries. An experienced Accounts Payable Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.16 based on 2,574 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Accounts Payable Specialist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 20.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (13.1% more) and Houston, Texas (10.1% more).
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