Accounts Receivable Clerk Salary

Earnings for Accounts Receivable Clerks in the United States come in at around $14.43 per hour on average. Cash earnings for Accounts Receivable Clerks — which occasionally include more than $2K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing — stretch from around $23K to approximately $41K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but career length and the specific company are influential factors as well. Women account for the majority of Accounts Receivable Clerks who took the survey — 90 percent to be exact. The majority of Accounts Receivable Clerks claim high levels of job satisfaction. About a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and slightly more than half claim dental coverage as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,903 - $45,543
(Median)
$26K
$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $34,316
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90%

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$10.79 - $18.41
(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
$25,903 - $45,543  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,020  
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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$23,432 - $41,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 805
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.79 - $18.41  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.25  
Overtime
$15.00 - $27.31  
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$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,020  
   
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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$23,432 - $41,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,751
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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 $60K per year. A more likely transition for Accounts Receivable Clerks is Accounts Receivable Specialist or Accounts Payable Clerk.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Accounts Receivable Clerk


Cintas Corporation doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $29K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $38K and scope of pay is rather limited.

Popular Skills for Accounts Receivable Clerk


Survey takers working as Accounts Receivable Clerks report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Cash Handling, Billing, Collections, and Accounts Payable are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Medicaid & Medicare Billing, Microsoft Office, and Quickbooks. Most people experienced in 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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. As Accounts Receivable Clerks reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $35K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Accounts Receivable Clerks, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. 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). Falling short of the national average by 5 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 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 Receivable
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Microsoft Excel
0%

Accounts Payable
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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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Microsoft Office
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Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 704 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
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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