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Accounts Receivable Clerk Salary

Accounts Receivable Clerks in the United States take home approximately $14.33 per hour on average. Overall cash earnings for Accounts Receivable Clerks stretch from $23K on the lower end to $41K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $2K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though experience level and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. For the most part, Accounts Receivable Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although close to a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a little more than half get dental coverage, too. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 89 percent of Accounts Receivable Clerks are female. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,583 - $45,292
(Median)
$26K
$34K
$45K
MEDIAN: $34,090
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$10.68 - $18.37
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$11
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,583 - $45,292  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,008  
Profit Sharing
$237.20 - $5,152  
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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$23,144 - $41,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 803
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.68 - $18.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.25  
Overtime
$14.94 - $27.03  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,008  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $3,015  
Profit Sharing
$237.20 - $5,152  
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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$23,144 - $41,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,735

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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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While not commonly seen, Accounts Receivable Clerks who transition into an Accounting Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Accounting Managers is $59K per year. However, becoming a Accounts Receivable Specialist or Accounts Payable Clerk is a more frequent transition for Accounts Receivable Clerks.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Accounts Receivable Clerk


With a median salary of $29K, Cintas Corporation provides Accounts Receivable Clerks with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $36K, limiting employee salary growth.

Popular Skills for Accounts Receivable Clerk


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Cash Handling, Accounts Payable, Billing, and Collections are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office, Medicaid & Medicare Billing, and Quickbooks. Most people skilled in Accounts Receivable are similarly competent in 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $30K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $32K. Accounts Receivable Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $33K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Accounts Receivable Clerk generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $35K.

Pay Difference by Location


New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Accounts Receivable Clerks, 16 percent above the national average. Accounts Receivable Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+15 percent), Austin (+12 percent), Houston (+12 percent), and Dallas (+10 percent). Oklahoma City is the lowest-paying area, 13 percent south of the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include San Antonio (8 percent lower) and Miami (5 percent lower).

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
up arrow 6%

Collections
up arrow 1%

Billing
up arrow 1%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 1%

Accounts Receivable
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$31,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Data Entry
up arrow 2%

Quickbooks
up arrow 4%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 725 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
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 25%
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