Accounts Receivable Analyst Salary

An average Accounts Receivable Analyst in the United States can expect to take home roughly $43K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$33,765 - $57,498
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$34K
$43K
$57K
MEDIAN: $43,474
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$12.51 - $21.94
(Median)
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$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$33,765 - $57,498  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,861  
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $2,000  
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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$29,047 - $54,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 309
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.51 - $21.94  
   
Overtime
$19.49 - $32.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,861  
   
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $2,000  
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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$29,047 - $54,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 273
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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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Advancing into a Financial Analyst role seems to be a popular career move for Accounts Receivable Analysts, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $54K per year. A common career progression for an Accounts Receivable Analyst is to become an Accounts Receivable Manager or an Accounts Receivable Supervisor. Compared to Accounts Receivable Analysts, the first group earns $2K more on average, and the second group earns $3K more.

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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 between 4 percent and 7 percent. It is often found that people who know Accounts Receivable are also skilled in 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 many Accounts Receivable Analysts, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $38K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $41K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Accounts Receivable Analysts make a median salary of $43K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Accounts Receivable Analyst with more than 20 years of experience can earn $46K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Accounts Receivable Analysts, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Accounts Receivable Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Charlotte (+19 percent), New York (+18 percent), Atlanta (+6 percent), and Houston (+3 percent). Dallas is the lowest-paying area, 4 percent south of the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Austin (3 percent lower) and Seattle (2 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Accounts Receivable Analyst Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Accounts Receivable Analyst Salaries

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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 109 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 16%
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