Debt Collector Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Debt Collector is $12.95 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Debt Collector Salary (?
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$22,390 - $46,934
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MEDIAN: $32,892
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Debt Collector Salary (?
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$9.79 - $17.71
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$22,390 - $46,934  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,667  
Commission
$2,027 - $20,203  
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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$21,055 - $45,050  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 161
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $17.71  
   
Overtime
$8.50 - $28.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,667  
   
Commission
$2,027 - $20,203  
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).
)
$21,055 - $45,050  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 550
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Job Description for Debt Collector

A debt collector notifies the holders of accounts that are "past due" of their obligations to pay, and they help find and facilitate the best means for that person to repay the amount owed. Most of the time, individuals in this position work for a financial company dedicated to collecting on past due accounts.
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Debt Collector Tasks
  • Record information about financial status of customers and status of collection efforts.
  • Monitor overdue accounts, receive payments and post amounts paid to customer accounts.
  • Locate and notify customers of delinquent accounts by mail or telephone.
  • Arrange for debt repayment or establish repayment schedules, based on customers' financial situations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Debt Collector

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Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$31,000
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Experience Affects Debt Collector Salaries

National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Debt Collector Salaries

Collections
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Negotiation
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National Average
$31,000
Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 25%
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