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Accounts Receivable Clerk Salary

Accounts Receivable Clerks in the United States take home approximately $14.13 per hour on average. The final incomes of Accounts Receivable Clerks generally vary between $23K and $41K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $2K, $5K, and $14K, respectively. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by career length and the specific company. The vast majority of Accounts Receivable Clerks (89 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The majority of Accounts Receivable Clerks claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and slightly more than half have dental coverage, approximately one in four claim no health benefits at all. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$25,587 - $45,131
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$10.54 - $18.32
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,587 - $45,131  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,978  
Profit Sharing
$239.58 - $5,093  
Commission
$0.00 - $13,905  
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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$22,880 - $41,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 832
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.54 - $18.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.25  
Overtime
$14.67 - $26.80  
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 - $1,978  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $13,905  
Profit Sharing
$239.58 - $5,093  
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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$22,880 - $41,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,691
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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 do not often transition into Accounting Manager roles. The role averages $59K per year. More often, however, Accounts Receivable Clerks go on to become Accounts Receivable Specialists or Accounts Payable Clerks.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Accounts Receivable Clerk


Cintas Corporation offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $29K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $24K to $41K.

Popular Skills for Accounts Receivable Clerk


Accounts Receivable Clerks report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Billing, Collections, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Medicaid & Medicare Billing and Quickbooks. Most people who know Accounts Receivable also know 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.


Accounts Receivable Clerks do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $29K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $32K. Accounts Receivable Clerks claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $33K. Accounts Receivable Clerks with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $35K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Accounts Receivable Clerks, New York offers exceptional salaries, 17 percent above the national average. Accounts Receivable Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+16 percent), Houston (+12 percent), Dallas (+12 percent), and Denver (+10 percent). Falling short of the national average by 10 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Oklahoma City. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Antonio and Miami (4 percent lower and 3 percent lower, 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

Collections
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Billing
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Accounts Receivable
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Accounts Payable
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Microsoft Excel
0%

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 714 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%