These Are The 10 States With The Highest Accounts Payable Clerk Salaries For 2017

We used the most recent data to determine the states that pay accounts payable clerks the best.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings, Salaries - 3 months ago




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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do accounts payable clerks get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for accounts payable clerks by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for accounts payable clerks by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for accounts payable clerks after this adjustment? That would be Bookkeeping, Accounting, And Auditing Clerks.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. Texas
  2. Michigan
  3. Delaware
  4. Illinois
  5. Georgia
  6. Mississippi
  7. Tennessee
  8. Missouri
  9. Indiana
  10. Virginia

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

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How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for accounts payable clerks from the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $45730, so our index value would be:

$45,730 * (100 / 135.9) = $33,649

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for accounts payable clerks.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

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Detailed List Of Accounts Payable Clerk Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Texas $44,432 $40,300 90.7
2 Michigan $43,550 $38,760 89.0
3 Delaware $42,751 $43,350 101.4
4 Illinois $42,304 $40,020 94.6
5 Georgia $42,264 $38,630 91.4
6 Mississippi $42,188 $36,240 85.9
7 Tennessee $42,080 $37,620 89.4
8 Missouri $41,183 $37,230 90.4
9 Indiana $41,162 $36,840 89.5
10 Virginia $41,071 $41,400 100.8
11 Washington $40,998 $43,130 105.2
12 Wyoming $40,882 $37,530 91.8
13 Oklahoma $40,784 $36,380 89.2
14 Arkansas $40,642 $35,400 87.1
15 Ohio $40,607 $38,090 93.8
16 Alabama $40,274 $36,730 91.2
17 Minnesota $40,188 $40,510 100.8
18 Kansas $40,111 $36,060 89.9
19 Utah $40,064 $37,260 93.0
20 Kentucky $40,022 $36,220 90.5
21 North Carolina $39,968 $37,530 93.9
22 Idaho $39,424 $36,310 92.1
23 Arizona $39,183 $38,400 98.0
24 Colorado $38,815 $40,290 103.8
25 Iowa $38,747 $35,260 91.0
26 North Dakota $38,551 $38,320 99.4
27 Nebraska $38,449 $35,220 91.6
28 Nevada $38,383 $39,650 103.3
29 Pennsylvania $38,126 $38,660 101.4
30 Louisiana $38,111 $36,130 94.8
31 Florida $37,527 $36,890 98.3
32 Wisconsin $37,438 $36,240 96.8
33 New Jersey $36,882 $44,960 121.9
34 New Mexico $36,766 $35,480 96.5
35 Alaska $36,094 $47,320 131.1
36 West Virginia $35,974 $33,600 93.4
37 Connecticut $35,669 $45,550 127.7
38 Maryland $35,633 $44,720 125.5
39 South Carolina $35,362 $35,080 99.2
40 Montana $34,890 $35,170 100.8
41 New Hampshire $34,717 $40,620 117.0
42 Rhode Island $34,714 $41,900 120.7
43 Oregon $34,368 $39,730 115.6
44 Vermont $34,071 $41,260 121.1
45 Massachusetts $33,650 $44,890 133.4
46 California $33,649 $45,730 135.9
47 Maine $33,402 $37,010 110.8
48 New York $33,374 $43,720 131.0
49 South Dakota $31,108 $32,260 103.7
50 Hawaii $23,984 $40,270 167.9

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