Accounts Receivable Analyst Salary

The average Accounts Receivable Analyst in the United States earns approximately $44K per year. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision insurance. Work is enjoyable for Accounts Receivable Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Accounts Receivable Analysts make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,016 - $57,740
(Median)
$34K
$44K
$58K
MEDIAN: $43,725
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$12.78 - $22.62
(Median)
$13
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$34,016 - $57,740  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,961  
Profit Sharing
$814  
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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$30,103 - $55,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 348
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.78 - $22.62  
   
Overtime
$19.45 - $33.05  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,961  
   
Profit Sharing
$814  
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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$30,103 - $55,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 287
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Job Description for Accounts Receivable Analyst

Accounts receivable analysts are responsible for monitoring all aspects of the collection of outstanding debts owed to the company. They maintain records on account activity, as well as review current accounts for unpaid amounts and determine what course of action to take based on a variety of factors such as age, amount of debt, and the customer’s history. They may interact with customers directly resolving outstanding debt or billing issues, including in evaluating the likelihood of (or a timeline for) repayment. Accounts receivable analysts also communicate frequently with management to update them on cash flow issues; cash flow is a key aspect of business management, and accounts receivable analysts are responsible for the ground level of the process to maintain incoming money.

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Accounts Receivable Analyst Tasks

  • Monitor overdue accounts, receive payments and post amounts paid to customer accounts.
  • Preparing statements to credit department if customer fails to respond.
  • Locate and notify customers of delinquent accounts by mail or telephone.

Common Career Paths for Accounts Receivable Analyst


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Accounts Receivable Analysts might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Financial Analyst, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $55K per year. The most common next step for an Accounts Receivable Analyst is to become an Accounts Receivable Manager or an Accounts Receivable Supervisor. The former position pays an additional $2K per year on average, and the latter position pays $2K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Accounts Receivable Analyst


Survey results imply that Accounts Receivable Analysts put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Billing, Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Collections are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know Accounts Receivable also know Data Analysis and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounts Receivable Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Accounts Receivable Analysts, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $39K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $42K. Accounts Receivable Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $43K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $46K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,111

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

For Accounts Receivable Analysts, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 49 percent greater than the national average. Accounts Receivable Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+20 percent), Charlotte (+7 percent), Los Angeles (+5 percent), and Atlanta (+5 percent). Phoenix is the lowest-paying area, 16 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Dallas and Nashville (5 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Accounts Receivable Analyst Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Accounts Receivable Analyst Salaries

Billing
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Microsoft Excel
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Data Analysis
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Collections
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National Average
$41,000

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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