Accounts Receivable Clerk Salary

Pay for Accounts Receivable Clerks in the United States sits in the ballpark of $14.44 per hour. Final cash compensation to Accounts Receivable Clerks varies from around $23K to approximately $41K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $2K and $5K, respectively. While experience level and the individual firm impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Most Accounts Receivable Clerks report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Accounts Receivable Clerks who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 90 percent. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a little over a half have dental coverage, roughly a fourth claim no health benefits at all. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,931 - $45,460

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$10.82 - $18.43

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,931 - $45,460  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,022  
Profit Sharing
$237.20 - $4,966  
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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$23,494 - $41,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 804
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.82 - $18.43  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.25  
Overtime
$15.00 - $27.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,022  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $3,015  
Profit Sharing
$237.20 - $4,966  
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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$23,494 - $41,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,755
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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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While Accounts Receivable Clerks do not often become Accounting Managers, the job pays $60K per year on average. 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


With a median salary of $29K, Cintas Corporation provides Accounts Receivable Clerks with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $38K, limiting employee salary growth.

Popular Skills for Accounts Receivable Clerk


Accounts Receivable Clerks seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Cash Handling, Billing, Collections, and Accounts Payable are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Medicaid & Medicare Billing, Microsoft Office, and Quickbooks. Most people skilled in Accounts Receivable are similarly competent 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 Accounts Receivable Clerks, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $30K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $32K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $33K in this role. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Accounts Receivable Clerks with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $35K.

Pay Difference by Location


New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Accounts Receivable Clerks, 15 percent higher than the national average. Accounts Receivable Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+13 percent), Austin (+11 percent), Houston (+10 percent), and Dallas (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 5 percent, Miami is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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
0%

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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Microsoft Office
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Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 699 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 25%
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