Accounts Receivable Analysts in the United States can expect to earn an average of $45K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 80 percent of Accounts Receivable Analysts are female. Work is enjoyable for Accounts Receivable Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$33,989 - $58,552
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$34K
$45K
$59K
MEDIAN: $44,553
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$13.41 - $23.61
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$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$33,989 - $58,552  
   
Bonus
$600 - $5,087  
Profit Sharing
$800  
Total Pay (?
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$30,864 - $56,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 240
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.41 - $23.61  
   
Overtime
$18.54 - $35.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$600 - $5,087  
   
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$30,864 - $56,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 204
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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 move on to become Financial Analysts may enjoy significant pay raises, as Financial Analysts get paid an average of $55K per year. Accounts Receivable Analysts moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Accounts Receivable Managers or Staff Accountants. The median paychecks in those roles are $1K higher and $2K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Accounts Receivable Analyst


Survey results suggest that Accounts Receivable Analysts put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Reconciliation, Microsoft Excel, bill collections, and Billing are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $40K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $43K. On average, Accounts Receivable Analysts make $44K following one to two decades on the job. As Accounts Receivable Analysts reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $45K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,969

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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 New York (+19 percent), Charlotte (+14 percent), Troy (+11 percent), and Chicago (+5 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Accounts Receivable Analysts is geography, with workers in Phoenix earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. San Antonio and Los Angeles are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 15 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Accounts Receivable Analyst Salaries




National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Accounts Receivable Analyst Salaries

Reconciliation
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

bill collections
up arrow 2%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Billing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Collections
0%

National Average
$42,000

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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