American Payroll Association

Human Resources

About American Payroll Association

The American Payroll Association is a national membership community for leaders in the payroll profession. The APA was created as the nation's hallmark organization to enhance the payroll professional’s skill level through knowledge and a supportive community of peers.

The American Payroll Association is a fee-based membership organization headquartered in San Antonio with over 20,000 members. 

The American Payroll Association offers members a host of benefits. These perks include access to the latest payroll compliance news and updates, a network of over 20,000 payroll professionals to collaborate with, resources for career advancement, and 3 Recertification Credit Hours. In addition, members will receive priority access to a comprehensive job board and the ability to participate in legislative and regulatory changes in Washington, D.C. 

This organization offers networking opportunities via local and national events and frequent members-only webinars. 

An annual fee in the range of $100 to $1,000 will be due at the time of joining the organization and every year thereafter for continued access to the organization.


American Payroll Association Facts

Year Founded


Member Count

10,000 - 50,000

HQ Location

San Anotnio

Requires Invitation


Accepts Applications


Has a Mobile App


Offers Publishing Privileges


Annual Membership Fees

$100 - $1,000