Accounts Receivable Clerks in the United States take home approximately $14.94 per hour on average. Total cash compensation for Accounts Receivable Clerks runs from $25K to $43K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K and profit sharing that can reach almost $8K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length and the individual firm. Job satisfaction for Accounts Receivable Clerks is high. The vast majority of Accounts Receivable Clerks (89 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Roughly a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,563 - $48,657
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$28K
$36K
$49K
MEDIAN: $35,813
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$11.54 - $19.25
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$12
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$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,563 - $48,657  
   
Bonus
$306.39 - $4,698  
Profit Sharing
$610 - $8,000  
Total Pay (?
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$24,599 - $42,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 455
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.54 - $19.25  
   
Overtime
$17.09 - $29.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$306.39 - $4,698  
   
Profit Sharing
$610 - $8,000  
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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$24,599 - $42,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,891
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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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It's not very common for Accounts Receivable Clerks to move on to become Accounting Managers. Average pay for an Accounting Manager is $61K annually. Going from Accounts Receivable Clerk to Accounts Receivable Specialist is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $35K. Many others choose to work as Accounts Payable Clerks, where pay is typically $31K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Accounts Receivable Clerk


Martin Brothers offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $35K.

Popular Skills for Accounts Receivable Clerk


Accounts Receivable Clerks seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Reconciliation, Microsoft Office, Billing, and Accounts Payable are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Cash Handling, Payroll Administration, and Medicaid & Medicare Billing. Those familiar with Accounts Receivable also tend to know Customer Service and Collections.

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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $31K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $33K. Accounts Receivable Clerks bring in $34K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $36K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,215

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Home to some of the best pay for Accounts Receivable Clerks, New York offers exceptional salaries, 13 percent above the national average. Accounts Receivable Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+12 percent), Dallas (+7 percent), Los Angeles (+7 percent), and Atlanta (+6 percent). Oklahoma City ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 12 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Anaheim and Houston (3 percent lower).

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

Reconciliation
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Microsoft Office
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Billing
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

bill collections
0%

Accounts Payable
0%

National Average
$32,000

Accounts Receivable
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Customer Service
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Data Entry
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Collections
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Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Quickbooks
up arrow 3%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
up arrow 10%

Cash Handling
up arrow 13%

Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 341 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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