A Collection Agent with bill collections skills earns an average wage of $13.51 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$26,660 - $177,539
$27K
$38K
$180K
MEDIAN: $38,421
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$9.49 - $17.97
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MEDIAN: $13.51
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$26,660 - $177,539  
   
Bonus
$498.33 - $29,087  
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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$21,307 - $49,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.49 - $17.97  
   
Overtime
$21.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$498.33 - $29,087  
   
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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$21,307 - $49,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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Pay by Experience Level for Collection Agent

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

Key Stats for Collection Agent

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
045
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Collection Agent Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 34%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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