Accounts Receivable Clerk Salary

Earnings for Accounts Receivable Clerks in the United States come in at around $15.00 per hour on average. Total cash compensation to Accounts Receivable Clerks approaches anywhere from $25K on the lower end to $43K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $4K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but years of experience and the individual firm are influential factors as well. The vast majority of Accounts Receivable Clerks (88 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, approximately one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Most Accounts Receivable Clerks like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$27,865 - $49,022
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$36K
$49K
MEDIAN: $36,369
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$11.56 - $19.31
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,865 - $49,022  
   
Bonus
$299.71 - $4,228  
Profit Sharing
$604 - $6,848  
Total Pay (?
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$24,667 - $43,036  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 430
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Hourly Rate
$11.56 - $19.31  
   
Overtime
$17.29 - $29.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$299.71 - $4,228  
   
Profit Sharing
$604 - $6,848  
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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$24,667 - $43,036  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,777
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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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There are some Accounts Receivable Clerks — though it's uncommon — that transition into Accounting Managers, where earnings are an average $61K annually. More often than not, an Accounts Receivable Specialist role is the next step for Accounts Receivable Clerks moving up in the field. Accounts Receivable Specialists usually make $35K per year. Many other Accounts Receivable Clerks choose to take on an Accounts Payable Clerk role, where salaries are typically $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


Accounts Receivable Clerks seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. 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 familiar with Accounts Receivable also know Customer Service and Collections.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounts Receivable Clerk

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 inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $31K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $33K on average. Accounts Receivable Clerks bring in $35K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $36K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,398

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For Accounts Receivable Clerks, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 23 percent greater than the national average. Accounts Receivable Clerks will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent), Denver (+16 percent), Dallas (+8 percent), and Portland (+6 percent). Falling short of the national average by 12 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Oklahoma City. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Houston (8 percent less) and Anaheim (4 percent less).

Accounts Receivable Clerk Reviews

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

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 303 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Accounts Receivable Clerk Salaries

▲12%

▲7%

▲1%

National Average
$32,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Accounts Receivable Clerk Salaries

Reconciliation
▲13%



Billing
▼0%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

bill collections
▼0%

National Average
$32,000



▼1%

▼2%


▼2%

Cash Handling
▼8%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
▼10%

Payroll Administration
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 303 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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