$36,525
Avg. Salary
$15.22
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,021

Profit Sharing

$1,300

Commission

$9,826

The average pay for an Accounts Receivable Clerk is $15.22 per hour.

The average pay for an Accounts Receivable Clerk is $36,525 per year.

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MEDIAN $15
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MEDIAN $36,525
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$11.75 - $19.77
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$0$49K
Salary $28,575 - $49,166
Bonus $248 - $4,073
Profit Sharing $203 - $5,195
Commission $9,826
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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$25,002 - $44,223
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 863
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $11.75 - $19.77
Hourly Tips $5.00
Overtime $17.40 - $30.37
Annual Data $0$44K
Bonus $248 - $4,073
Commission $9,826
Profit Sharing $203 - $5,195
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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$25,002 - $44,223
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,366

Job Description for Accounts Receivable Clerk

Along with monitoring credits and debits for accounts, accounts receivable clerks are also responsible for following posts of payments for customers, sending payments to accounts, verifying payments or deposits, monitoring unpaid invoices, and contacting customers who are late on payments. They also maintain records of any debits or credits within the company, send out payments, follow-up on payments, and monitor payments. Accounts receivable clerks must be able to quickly resolve issues that might come up with customers or within the company. They also work with supervisors and other clerks to do their job.

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Accounts Receivable Clerk Tasks

  • Balance daily and month end accounts receivable to general ledger balances.
  • Under direction investigate outstanding invoices, make collection calls, negotiate payment terms, and processes liens for collections when necessary.
  • Enter data into accounts receivable general ledger accounts.

Accounts Receivable Clerk Pay By Employer

$0$39K

$33,244

Martin Brothers
5 profiles
$34,768

Common Career Paths for Accounts Receivable Clerk


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Though some Accounts Receivable Clerks move into positions like Accounting Manager (where the average salary is $61K), this progression is not the norm. An Accounts Receivable Specialist role is the most common promotion for Accounts Receivable Clerks moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $35K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Accounts Receivable Clerks is an Accounts Payable Clerk position, where earnings are usually $31K.

Accounts Receivable Clerk Job Listings

Popular Skills for Accounts Receivable Clerk


Survey results imply that Accounts Receivable Clerks deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Reconciliation, Microsoft Office, Accounts Payable, and Billing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Payroll Administration, Medicaid & Medicare Billing, and Cash Handling. Those proficient in Accounts Receivable are, more often than not, also skilled in Customer Service and Collections.

Pay by Experience Level for Accounts Receivable Clerk

Pay by Experience for an Accounts Receivable Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Accounts Receivable Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 1,238 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Accounts Receivable Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 614 salaries. An experienced Accounts Receivable Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 572 salaries. An Accounts Receivable Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 210 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,977

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

Home to some of the best pay for Accounts Receivable Clerks, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 21 percent above the national average. Accounts Receivable Clerks will also find cushy salaries in New York (+16 percent), Denver (+14 percent), Dallas (+6 percent), and Portland (+5 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Oklahoma City, 14 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Houston and Anaheim (9 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Accounts Receivable Clerk Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Accounts Receivable Clerk?

Accounts Receivable Clerk in Hopkins Park:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: The flexible hours enable to me work the hours that I can be more effective. I have a work ethic that dictates the need to excel and improve in my scope of responsibility.
Cons: The fact that I am under paid for the level of work I perform. I am a professional who goes above and beyond the call of duty.

Accounts Receivable Clerk in Coralville:
"Busy, Busy, Busy."
Pros: I like always having work to do and I like that it isn't always the same work every day. It also changes seasonally because of the weather and my company being lawn health care oriented.
Cons: I wish I made more money.

Accounts Receivable Clerk in Killeen:
"Office Conditions, Medium To High Stress Level."
Pros: It is full-time and learn more about the accounting field.
Cons: Dealing with a supervisor who yells sometimes; strong to not take anything personal when the supervisor attacks your work.

Accounts Receivable Clerk in Santa Ana:
"Senior buyer."
12 years working with key vendors.

Accounts Receivable Clerk in New York:
"A Foot In The Door."
Accept your job with an open mind and know that this is a foot in the door not a career.

Accounts Receivable Clerk in Honolulu:
"Career path, complexity."
Ask for more money and the job requirements are more than just A/R.

Accounts Receivable Clerk in Wellsburg:
Pros: Close to home. Getting along well with the other lady in the office. Hours I work.
Cons: The Board Members. Some of the public I deal with. And most of all the low pay.

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Key Stats for Accounts Receivable Clerk

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 750 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Accounts Receivable Clerk Salaries

▲10%

▲5%

National Average
$33,000

▼1%

▼6%

Skills That Affect Accounts Receivable Clerk Salaries

Reconciliation
▲11%


National Average
$33,000

Billing
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼1%



▼2%

bill collections
▼2%



▼4%

▼4%

Cash Handling
▼9%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
▼12%

Payroll Administration
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 750 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 25%