Accounts Receivable Clerks in the United States take home an average $14.97 per hour. In the world of Accounts Receivable Clerks, overall income ranges from $25K near the bottom to $43K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though years of experience and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. Women account for the majority of Accounts Receivable Clerks who took the survey — 88 percent to be exact. About one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$27,652 - $48,526
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$11.51 - $19.23
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,652 - $48,526  
   
Bonus
$299.00 - $4,808  
Profit Sharing
$608 - $5,106  
Total Pay (?
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$24,577 - $42,647  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 453
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Hourly Rate
$11.51 - $19.23  
   
Overtime
$16.98 - $29.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$299.00 - $4,808  
   
Profit Sharing
$608 - $5,106  
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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$24,577 - $42,647  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,871

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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 not the most common occurrence, Accounts Receivable Clerks sometimes become Accounting Managers, where the average income is $61K per year. 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


For Accounts Receivable Clerks, comfortable salaries can be found at Martin Brothers; in fact, median earnings sit around $35K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Accounts Receivable Clerk


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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, Cash Handling, and Medicaid & Medicare Billing. 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.


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. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $31K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $33K. Accounts Receivable Clerks see a median salary of $34K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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: $32,283

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Home to some of the best pay for Accounts Receivable Clerks, New York offers exceptional salaries, 16 percent above the national average. Accounts Receivable Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+12 percent), Dallas (+9 percent), Denver (+7 percent), and Portland (+6 percent). Oklahoma City is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 12 percent. Employers pay around 4 percent less in Houston and 3 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 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 320 votes.
044
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




National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Accounts Receivable Clerk Salaries

Reconciliation
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Billing
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

bill collections
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National Average
$32,000







Medicaid & Medicare Billing
up arrow 10%

Cash Handling
up arrow 10%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 320 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: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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