$42,463
Avg. Salary
$17.97
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,451

Bonus

$1,765

Profit Sharing

$1,100

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Accounts Payable Specialist is $17.97 per hour.

The average pay for an Accounts Payable Specialist is $42,463 per year.

$14.31
10%
$17.97
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$22.93
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MEDIAN $17.97
$34k
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$42k
50%
$55k
90%
MEDIAN $42,463
$33,842 - $55,089
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MEDIAN: $42,463
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$0$55K
Salary $33,842 - $55,089
Bonus $389 - $4,497
Profit Sharing $479 - $4,971
Commission $1,100
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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$30,914 - $52,354
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,090
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $14.31 - $22.93
Hourly Tips $3.96
Overtime $20.83 - $34.67
Annual Data $0$52K
Bonus $389 - $4,497
Commission $1,100
Profit Sharing $479 - $4,971
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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$30,914 - $52,354
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,644

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, as well as verifying and procuring proper Internal Revenue Service documentation such as 1099 and W-9 forms from vendors. The specialist also files and maintains files for all invoices, accounts payable payments, and tax information for vendors.

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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.

Accounts Payable Specialist Pay By Employer

$0$42K

$34,496

Zulily
6 profiles
$32,344

Sportech Inc.
3 profiles
$38,321

Lasership, Inc
3 profiles
$41,322

Ecolab, Inc.
2 profiles
$41,806

Common Career Paths for Accounts Payable Specialist


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Accounts Payable Specialist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Accounts Payable Specialist

Pay by Experience Level for Accounts Payable Specialist

Pay by Experience for an Accounts Payable Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Accounts Payable Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 1,607 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Accounts Payable Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 1,316 salaries. An experienced Accounts Payable Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 1,676 salaries. An Accounts Payable Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 798 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,894

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

Accounts Payable Specialist Advice

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

Accounts Payable Specialist in Overland Park:
"Financial reporting."
Pay attention to details. Be consistent. Maintain a good customer service attitude. Be flexible.

Accounts Payable Specialist in Whippany:
"Estimate Salary."
I would like to know if I am in the range of what I should be making.

Accounts Payable Specialist in Las Vegas:
Pros: I enjoy the environment and working in the corporate office. Our accounting team consists of less than 15 people therefore allowing me to learn from other departments.
Cons: Since we are such a small accounting team, when other departments get behind most of the work is then transferred to my department. It's a continuous cycle of re-prioritizing while my main job duties get pushed behind.

Accounts Payable Specialist in Baltimore:
"Relaxed but deadline driven."
Pros: Good environment, low stress, flexible.
Cons: No upward trend, management, no over time.

Accounts Payable Specialist in Hoffman Estates:
"My Position Is Fast Paced But I Love The Culture."
Pros: I like having the option to work from home.
Cons: There is a lot of nepotism at my company.

Accounts Payable Specialist in San Diego:
"Do not choose this carreer."
Choose something more creative to do for a living.

Accounts Payable Specialist in Springfield:
"Accounts Payable."
Pros: Friendly people, supportive management.
Cons: No windows in office.

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Key Stats for Accounts Payable Specialist

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1639 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Accounts Payable Specialist Salaries

▲3%

▲2%

National Average
$40,000

▼2%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Accounts Payable Specialist Salaries

▲4%




National Average
$40,000

Accounts Payable
▼2%

Paying Invoices
▼2%

Microsoft Excel
▼2%

Vendor Relations
▼2%





▼4%


▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1639 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 17%