Accounts Receivable Clerk Salary

An average Accounts Receivable Clerk in the United States can expect to take home roughly $14.30 per hour. In the world of Accounts Receivable Clerks, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $2K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $23K and $41K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration and the particular employer. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and approximately one-fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by just over a half. The vast majority (89 percent) of Accounts Receivable Clerks who took the survey are female. For the most part, Accounts Receivable Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$25,634 - $45,135
(Median)
$26K
$34K
$45K
MEDIAN: $34,048
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$10.65 - $18.38
(Median)
$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
$25,634 - $45,135  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,008  
Profit Sharing
$236.37 - $5,166  
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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$23,066 - $41,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 812
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.65 - $18.38  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.25  
Overtime
$14.89 - $26.88  
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$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,008  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $3,015  
Profit Sharing
$236.37 - $5,166  
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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$23,066 - $41,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,728

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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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Accounts Receivable Clerks who advance into the role of an Accounting Manager are fairly uncommon. Accounting Managers on average earn $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


Employees at Cintas Corporation take home the smallest paychecks, and $29K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $25K and quickly nearing the top at only $36K.

Popular Skills for Accounts Receivable Clerk


Accounts Receivable Clerks seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Cash Handling, Billing, Accounts Payable, and Collections are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Medicaid & Medicare Billing and Quickbooks. Those proficient in Accounts Receivable are, more often than not, also skilled 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 many Accounts Receivable Clerks, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $30K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $32K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $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


For Accounts Receivable Clerks, New York provides a pay rate that is 15 percent greater than the national average. Accounts Receivable Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+14 percent), Austin (+12 percent), Houston (+12 percent), and Dallas (+11 percent). In Oklahoma City, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in San Antonio and Miami earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less and 5 percent less, respectively).

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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Accounts Receivable
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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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Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 732 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
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: 26%