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How Much Does an Accounts Payable Clerk Earn In The United States?

Accounts Payable Clerk Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$37,000
$29,000
$37,000
$48,000
The average accounts payable clerk makes about $37,865 per year. That's $18.2 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $29,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $48,000. Many of accounts payable clerks seem to be drawn to retail and manufacturing companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case accounts payable clerks tend to work at health care, technology, and retail companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that California, Connecticut and New Jersey pay accounts payable clerks the highest salaries.

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Where Accounts Payable Clerks Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where accounts payable clerks earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Accounts Payable Clerks Earn In Different Cities?

While an accounts payable clerk can average a salary of $37,865 per year, or $18.2 per hour, there are many opportunities for accounts payable clerks to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $46,449 per year. Other high-paying locations include Washington, DC, New York, NY and Seattle, WA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $33,000. The highest paying states for accounts payable clerks include California, Connecticut and New Jersey. Meanwhile, Kentucky, Alabama, and Louisiana offer the lowest salaries.
Location
$46,449
Avg. Salary
$28k
$55k
$44,512
Avg. Salary
$28k
$55k
$42,488
Avg. Salary
$28k
$55k
$42,030
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$28k
$55k
$41,987
Avg. Salary
$28k
$55k
6. Wilmington, DE
$40,624
Avg. Salary
$28k
$55k

High Paying Accounts Payable Clerk Jobs

Which Companies Pay Accounts Payable Clerks The Most?

To earn a high income as an accounts payable clerk, working for Mayer Brown or McKinsey & Company might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like SHOE SHOW and St. Luke's School report highly competitive wages for accounts payable clerks.
Company
Avg. Salary
$39k
$56k
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$39k
$56k
$46,896
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$39k
$56k
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$39k
$56k
$46,454
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$39k
$56k
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$39k
$56k

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Accounts Payable Clerk Salary History

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    How Much Do Accounts Payable Clerks Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, accounts payable clerk salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that health care, technology, and retail companies tend to offer much higher salaries for accounts payable clerks. For example, accounts payable clerks make a whopping average salary of $42,038 while working for health care companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $40,447 at technology companies and $40,293 at retail companies. But accounts payable clerks may want to avoid working in the hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $39,757.
    1. Health Care
    $42,038
    Avg. Salary
    $35k
    $46k
    2. Technology
    $40,447
    Avg. Salary
    $35k
    $46k
    3. Retail
    $40,293
    Avg. Salary
    $35k
    $46k
    4. Manufacturing
    $40,198
    Avg. Salary
    $35k
    $46k
    5. Professional
    $39,895
    Avg. Salary
    $35k
    $46k
    6. Hospitality
    $39,757
    Avg. Salary
    $35k
    $46k

    How Experience Affects Accounts Payable Clerk Salaries

    The salary for an accounts payable clerk can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    $33,392
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    $36,523
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    $37,566
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    Accounts Payable Specialist
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    Birmingham, AL
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    $31,305
    $31,305
    03/29/2021
    Accounts Payable Clerk
    Accounts Payable Clerk
    DeSoto, TX
    DeSoto, TX
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    03/29/2021
    $29,218
    $29,218
    03/29/2021