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Accounts Receivable Analyst Salary (United States)

Pay for Accounts Receivable Analysts in the United States is very modest at just $43K per year. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A solid majority people have medical and dental plans, and more than half have vision insurance. Men working as Accounts Receivable Analysts are solidly outnumbered, with women representing 78 percent of workers. Job satisfaction for Accounts Receivable Analysts is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Accounts Receivable Analyst Salary (?
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$32,612 - $56,359
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MEDIAN: $42,817
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Accounts Receivable Analyst Salary (?
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$12.06 - $21.51
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$32,612 - $56,359  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,074  
Profit Sharing
$294.79 - $2,056  
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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$28,153 - $53,671  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 282
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.06 - $21.51  
   
Overtime
$17.66 - $31.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,074  
   
Profit Sharing
$294.79 - $2,056  
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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$28,153 - $53,671  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 275
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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 who advance into the role of a Financial Analyst are fairly uncommon. Financial Analysts $53K per year. Accounts Receivable Managers or Accounts Receivable Supervisors are common next-step roles for Accounts Receivable Analysts moving up in their careers; annual pay for Accounts Receivable Managers is $3K higher on average, and it's $3K higher for Accounts Receivable Supervisors.

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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, Collections, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 12 percent, 9 percent, 7 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Most people experienced in 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.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Accounts Receivable Analysts — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $37K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $40K. Accounts Receivable Analysts with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $42K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $46K. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; a majority of those surveyed fall within this distribution. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up nearly one in four of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining nearly one-tenth.

Pay Difference By Location

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San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Accounts Receivable Analysts, 49 percent above the national average. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, and Chicago, where Accounts Receivable Analysts typically earn around 7 percent, 6 percent, 4 percent, and 2 percent more than usual.

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Experience Affects Accounts Receivable Analyst Salaries

National Average
$40,000

Skills That Affect Accounts Receivable Analyst Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
22%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 14%