Accounts Receivable Clerk Salary

Median pay for Accounts Receivable Clerks in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $15.15 per hour. In the world of Accounts Receivable Clerks, overall income ranges from $25K near the bottom to $44K at the top; this can include more than $4K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though years of experience and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Although nearly one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 88 percent of Accounts Receivable Clerks are female. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$28,200 - $49,566
$28K
$37K
$50K
MEDIAN: $36,924
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$11.64 - $19.58
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$0$49K
Salary $28,200 - $49,566
Bonus $293.37 - $4,049
Profit Sharing $600 - $6,899
Total Pay (?
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$24,778 - $44,000
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 459
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $11.64 - $19.58
Overtime $17.43 - $30.15
Annual Data $0$44K
Bonus $293.37 - $4,049
Profit Sharing $600 - $6,899
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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$24,778 - $44,000
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,803

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Accounts Receivable Clerk


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Though some Accounts Receivable Clerks move into positions like Accounting Manager (where the average salary is $61K), this progression is not the norm. An Accounts Receivable Specialist role is the most common promotion for Accounts Receivable Clerks moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $35K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Accounts Receivable Clerks is an Accounts Payable Clerk position, where earnings are usually $31K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Accounts Receivable Clerk


Martin Brothers leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $35K.

Popular Skills for Accounts Receivable Clerk


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Reconciliation, Microsoft Office, Accounts Payable, and Billing are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Payroll Administration, Medicaid & Medicare Billing, and Cash Handling. Most people skilled in Accounts Receivable are similarly competent in Customer Service and Collections.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounts Receivable Clerk

Pay by Experience for an Accounts Receivable Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Accounts Receivable Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 1,238 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Accounts Receivable Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 614 salaries. An experienced Accounts Receivable Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 572 salaries. An Accounts Receivable Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 210 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,911

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Seattle offers some of the highest pay in the country for Accounts Receivable Clerks, 21 percent above the national average. Accounts Receivable Clerks will also find cushy salaries in New York (+16 percent), Denver (+14 percent), Dallas (+7 percent), and Portland (+5 percent). Oklahoma City is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 9 percent less in Houston and 5 percent less in Anaheim, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Accounts Receivable Clerk Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Accounts Receivable Clerk?

Accounts Receivable Clerk in Park Hills:
"College life."
Pros: Love working with students and the public.
Cons: Everyone thinking you should have the answer right then.

Accounts Receivable Clerk in Detroit:
"Acc Rec."
Pros: It's interesting to see the flow of money coming in and going out. Gives you a better feel on who you need to focus on to do collections.
Cons: Sometimes collections can be complicated since other companies aren't always ready to pay you.

Accounts Receivable Clerk in Sherman Oaks:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: I am very happy with my manager he is always there to listen. Working in Accounts Receivable I conduct Move in audits and Deposit audits. I also do the banking for the company.
Cons: Salary pay is not equal. Seems like your work is not valued sometimes it depends who you work for.

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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Key Stats for Accounts Receivable Clerk

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 366 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Accounts Receivable Clerk Salaries

▲10%

▲5%

National Average
$33,000

▼1%

▼5%

Skills That Affect Accounts Receivable Clerk Salaries

Reconciliation
▲11%


National Average
$33,000

Billing
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼1%



▼2%

bill collections
▼2%



▼3%

▼4%

Cash Handling
▼9%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
▼12%

Payroll Administration
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 366 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 25%
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