Accounts Receivable Specialists in the United States can expect wages of $16.56 per hour on average. Total cash compensation to Accounts Receivable Specialists approaches anywhere from $29K on the lower end to $50K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $9K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 86 percent of Accounts Receivable Specialists are female. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half.

$31,560 - $52,523
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$32K
$41K
$53K
MEDIAN: $41,242
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$12.96 - $21.44
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$31,560 - $52,523  
   
Bonus
$296.39 - $4,988  
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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$28,557 - $49,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,074
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.96 - $21.44  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.63  
Overtime
$19.19 - $33.34  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$296.39 - $4,988  
   
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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$28,557 - $49,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,145
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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

  • 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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It's not very common for Accounts Receivable Specialists to move on to become Accounting Managers. Average pay for an Accounting Manager is $61K annually. Accounts Receivable Specialists typically move into roles as Staff Accountants or Accounts Receivable Managers, and those positions pay $7K more and $6K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Accounts Receivable Specialist


Providence Hospital offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $36K.

Popular Skills for Accounts Receivable Specialist


Accounts Receivable Specialists seem to require a rather large skill set. 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. Those familiar with Accounts Receivable also tend to know Collections.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounts Receivable Specialist

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $35K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $38K. Accounts Receivable Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $39K. As Accounts Receivable Specialists reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $41K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,114

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

Accounts Receivable Specialists will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 25 percent. Accounts Receivable Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+16 percent), Atlanta (+11 percent), Seattle (+8 percent), and San Diego (+8 percent). The lowest-paying market is Jacksonville, which sits 9 percent below the national average. Workers in Charlotte and Miami earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 8 percent.

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Experience Affects Accounts Receivable Specialist Salaries




National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Accounts Receivable Specialist Salaries


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Accounting
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$37,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 474 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
28%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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