Accounts Receivable Clerk Salary

Earnings for Accounts Receivable Clerks in the United States come in at around $14.60 per hour on average. 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 $24K and $42K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though experience level and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. There are far more female Accounts Receivable Clerks who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 89 percent. Job satisfaction for Accounts Receivable Clerks is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$26,285 - $45,957
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$26K
$35K
$46K
MEDIAN: $34,667
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$11.02 - $18.63
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$11
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$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,285 - $45,957  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,072  
Profit Sharing
$244.77 - $4,966  
Commission
$700  
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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$23,977 - $41,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 846
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.02 - $18.63  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$15.45 - $27.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,072  
   
Commission
$700  
Profit Sharing
$244.77 - $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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$23,977 - $41,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,898
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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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Though some Accounts Receivable Clerks move into positions like Accounting Manager (where the average salary is $60K), this progression is not the norm. The most common promotion for Accounts Receivable Clerks is Accounts Receivable Specialist, a position that typically pays $35K annually. Another standard transition for Accounts Receivable Clerks seeking advancement is to assume an Accounts Payable Clerk role, where pay is often $31K.

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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 $26K and quickly nearing the top at only $40K.

Popular Skills for Accounts Receivable Clerk


Survey results imply that Accounts Receivable Clerks deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Account Management, Accounts Payable, Billing, and Collections are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $30K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $32K. Accounts Receivable Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $33K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $35K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,612

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Accounts Receivable Clerks, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 17 percent above the national average. Accounts Receivable Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+14 percent), Dallas (+11 percent), Denver (+9 percent), and Houston (+9 percent). Falling short of the national average by 8 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Miami.

Accounts Receivable Clerk Reviews

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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Experience Affects Accounts Receivable Clerk Salaries




National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Accounts Receivable Clerk Salaries

Account Management
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Accounts Payable
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Accounts Receivable
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Microsoft Excel
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Collections
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Billing
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National Average
$32,000

Customer Service
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Microsoft Word
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Data Entry
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Quickbooks
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Cash Handling
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Microsoft Office
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Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 717 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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