Accounts Receivable Clerk Salary

Accounts Receivable Clerks in the United States take home approximately $14.41 per hour on average. Total cash earnings of Accounts Receivable Clerks range from $23K on the low end to $41K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $2K and $5K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by career duration and the specific company. Female Accounts Receivable Clerks far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in four — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,819 - $45,489
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$26K
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$45K
MEDIAN: $34,219
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$10.77 - $18.41
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,819 - $45,489  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,016  
Profit Sharing
$237.20 - $4,966  
Commission
$0.00 - $3,015  
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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$23,337 - $41,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 803
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.77 - $18.41  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.25  
Overtime
$14.98 - $27.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,016  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $3,015  
Profit Sharing
$237.20 - $4,966  
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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$23,337 - $41,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,749
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Job Description for Accounts Receivable Clerk

Along with monitoring credits and debits for accounts, accounts receivable clerks are also responsible for following posts of payments for customers, sending payments to accounts, verifying payments or deposits, monitoring unpaid invoices, and contacting customers who are late on payments. They also maintain records of any debits or credits within the company, send out payments, follow-up on payments, and monitor payments. Accounts receivable clerks must be able to quickly resolve issues that might come up with customers or within the company. They also work with supervisors and other clerks to do their job.

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Accounts Receivable Clerk Tasks

  • Enter data into accounts receivable general ledger accounts.
  • Under direction investigate outstanding invoices, make collection calls, negotiate payment terms, and processes liens for collections when necessary.
  • Balance daily and month end accounts receivable to general ledger balances.

Common Career Paths for Accounts Receivable Clerk


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Though not the most common occurrence, Accounts Receivable Clerks sometimes become Accounting Managers, where the average income is $60K per year. More commonly, Accounts Receivable Clerks become Accounts Receivable Specialists or Accounts Payable Clerks.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Accounts Receivable Clerk


Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $25K to just $38K — but Cintas Corporation offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $29K.

Popular Skills for Accounts Receivable Clerk


Accounts Receivable Clerks seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Cash Handling, Billing, Collections, and Accounts Payable are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Medicaid & Medicare Billing, Microsoft Office, and Quickbooks. The majority of those who know Accounts Receivable also know Billing and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounts Receivable Clerk

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


For Accounts Receivable Clerks, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $30K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $32K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Accounts Receivable Clerks make a median salary of $33K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Accounts Receivable Clerk with more than 20 years of experience can earn $35K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Accounts Receivable Clerks that is 15 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Accounts Receivable Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+13 percent), Austin (+11 percent), Houston (+11 percent), and Dallas (+10 percent). Oklahoma City is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 11 percent.

Accounts Receivable Clerk Reviews

What is it like working as an Accounts Receivable Clerk?

Accounts Receivable Clerk in Hopkins Park:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: The flexible hours enable to me work the hours that I can be more effective. I have a work ethic that dictates the need to excel and improve in my scope of responsibility.
Cons: The fact that I am under paid for the level of work I perform. I am a professional who goes above and beyond the call of duty.

Accounts Receivable Clerk in Coralville:
"Busy, Busy, Busy."
Pros: I like always having work to do and I like that it isn't always the same work every day. It also changes seasonally because of the weather and my company being lawn health care oriented.
Cons: I wish I made more money.

Accounts Receivable Clerk in Killeen:
"Office Conditions, Medium To High Stress Level."
Pros: It is full-time and learn more about the accounting field.
Cons: Dealing with a supervisor who yells sometimes; strong to not take anything personal when the supervisor attacks your work.

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Experience Affects Accounts Receivable Clerk Salaries




National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Accounts Receivable Clerk Salaries

Cash Handling
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Collections
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Billing
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Accounts Payable
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$31,000

Microsoft Word
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Customer Service
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Data Entry
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Quickbooks
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Microsoft Office
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Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 708 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 25%
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