The average wage for an Entry-Level Collections Specialist is $14.72 per hour.

$27,667 - $50,868
(Median)
$28K
$37K
$51K
MEDIAN: $36,964
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90%

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$11.13 - $19.30
(Median)
$11
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,667 - $50,868  
   
Bonus
$513 - $10,332  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
Commission
$7,500  
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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$24,474 - $45,846  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 198
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.13 - $19.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$6.26  
Overtime
$16.92 - $30.10  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$513 - $10,332  
   
Commission
$7,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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).
)
$24,474 - $45,846  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 548
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,726

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Collections Specialist in New York:
"Superior multi-national communication skills."
To be culturally open minded, have street awareness and totally accurate financial accountability.

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Skills That Affect Collections Specialist Salaries

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

Customer Relations
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Negotiation
up arrow 4%

bill collections
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Collections
up arrow 2%

Billing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$33,000

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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