Accounts Receivable Specialist Salary

Accounts Receivable Specialists in the United States take home approximately $16.29 per hour on average. With some bonuses approaching $3K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K, overall incomes of Accounts Receivable Specialists spread between $28K and $49K depending on individual performance. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but career duration and the particular employer are influential factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women make up the vast majority of Accounts Receivable Specialists (87 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$30,512 - $51,280
(Median)
$31K
$40K
$51K
MEDIAN: $39,877
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$12.69 - $20.84
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$30,512 - $51,280  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,077  
Profit Sharing
$293.34 - $5,128  
Commission
$2,000  
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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$27,824 - $48,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,484
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.69 - $20.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.63  
Overtime
$18.25 - $32.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,077  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$293.34 - $5,128  
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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$27,824 - $48,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,787
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Job Description for Accounts Receivable Specialist

  • Monitor overdue accounts, receive payments and post amounts paid to customer accounts.
  • Prepare statements to credit department if customer fails to respond.
  • Locate and notify customers of delinquent accounts by mail or telephone.

Common Career Paths for Accounts Receivable Specialist


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Accounts Receivable Specialists sometimes assume positions such as Accounting Managers. That role pays $60K per year on average. Accounts Receivable Specialists moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Accounts Receivable Managers or Staff Accountants. The median paychecks in those roles are $6K higher and $7K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Accounts Receivable Specialist


Conifer Health Solutions leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $32K.

The lowest salaries can be found at McKesson Corp. — median pay is $28K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $22K and only reaching $36K.

Popular Skills for Accounts Receivable Specialist


Accounts Receivable Specialists seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Credit Control, Accounting, Collections, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Insurance, Medical Coding, and Medicaid & Medicare Billing. Those proficient in Accounts Receivable are, more often than not, also skilled in Billing.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounts Receivable Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Accounts Receivable Specialists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $35K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $37K. Accounts Receivable Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $38K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $39K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,515

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

For Accounts Receivable Specialists, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Accounts Receivable Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+14 percent), Atlanta (+12 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Miami, 7 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Portland (7 percent lower) and Orlando (6 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Accounts Receivable Specialist Salaries




National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Accounts Receivable Specialist Salaries


Collections
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Accounting
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Microsoft Excel
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Billing
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$37,000

Microsoft Word
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Quickbooks
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Customer Service
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Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 766 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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