Accounts Receivable Analyst Salary (United States)

Accounts Receivable Analysts aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $39,624 per year across the county. Pay ranges from $28,153 on the low end to $53,671 per year on the higher side. Residency and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; most claim both medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision coverage. Female Accounts Receivable Analysts make up most of the field at 78 percent. The majority of Accounts Receivable Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
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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While not commonly seen, Accounts Receivable Analysts who transition into a Financial Analyst position may earn an additional $13,798 per year. Accounts Receivable Managers or Accounts Receivable Supervisors are common next-step roles for Accounts Receivable Analysts moving up in the field, where annual pay increases by $3,005 or $3,228, respectively.

Accounts Receivable Analyst Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Accounts Receivable Analyst

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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 skilled in Accounts Receivable are similarly competent in Data Analysis and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounts Receivable Analyst

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Though Accounts Receivable Analysts can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. After five to 10 years, the typical starting salary of $37K climbs to $39,691. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $42K. After a couple decades on the job, Accounts Receivable Analysts see only modest salary growth, with pay averaging $46K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 24 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 10 percent. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, more than half land within this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Accounts Receivable Analysts, 49 percent higher than the national average. Accounts Receivable Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+7 percent), Philadelphia (+6 percent), New York (+4 percent), and Chicago (+2 percent).

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Experience Affects Accounts Receivable Analyst Salaries

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$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%
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