For Accounts Receivable Specialists, hourly average wages total $16.64 per hour. Total cash earnings of Accounts Receivable Specialists range from $29K on the low end to $50K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $9K, respectively. While the specific employer and years of experience impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. There are far more female Accounts Receivable Specialists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 86 percent. Work is enjoyable for Accounts Receivable Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part.

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MEDIAN: $41,519
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$13.01 - $21.52
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$31,740 - $52,919  
   
Bonus
$299.85 - $4,898  
Profit Sharing
$100.33 - $9,035  
Commission
$1,500  
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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$28,681 - $50,161  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,082
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.01 - $21.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$19.30 - $33.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$299.85 - $4,898  
   
Commission
$1,500  
Profit Sharing
$100.33 - $9,035  
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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$28,681 - $50,161  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,171

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Job Description for Accounts Receivable Specialist

Accounts receivable specialists have many different roles which revolve around collecting information on both customer and company accounts. They also ensure that company policies pertaining to spending money are adhered to and determine which accounts should be referred to a collection agency.

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Accounts Receivable Specialist Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Accounts Receivable Specialist


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While not commonly seen, Accounts Receivable Specialists who transition into an Accounting Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Accounting Managers is $61K per year. Typical career progression for an Accounts Receivable Specialist involves becoming a Staff Accountant or an Accounts Receivable Manager, roles that pay $7K more and $6K more on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Accounts Receivable Specialist


Providence Hospital attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $36K.

Popular Skills for Accounts Receivable Specialist


Survey results imply that Accounts Receivable Specialists deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Credit Control, Accounting, bill collections, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Medical Coding, Medicaid & Medicare Billing, and Insurance. The majority of those who know Accounts Receivable also know Collections.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounts Receivable Specialist

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


For many Accounts Receivable Specialists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $35K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $38K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $39K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $41K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,343

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For Accounts Receivable Specialists, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Accounts Receivable Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+25 percent), Chicago (+14 percent), Atlanta (+11 percent), and San Diego (+10 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 8 percent south of the national average, can be found in Charlotte. Employers in Jacksonville and Miami also lean toward paying below-median salaries (8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Accounts Receivable Specialist

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 473 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Accounts Receivable Specialist Salaries




National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Accounts Receivable Specialist Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 473 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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