The average hourly pay for a Collections Representative is $15.56.
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Job Description for Collections Representative
A collection representative holds an entry-level position with a debt collection company, although some larger corporations may use collectors as part of an accounts receivable department. Collection representatives contact past-due debtors and attempt to secure payment for amounts owed. Collection representatives typically spend much of their time working by telephone; they typically work off of a provided call list and, upon making contact with a debtor, they usually follow a provided script…Read more
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Popular Skills for Collections Representative
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Bill Collections, Accounts Receivable, Microsoft Excel and Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for Collections Representative
An entry-level Collections Representative with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.25 based on 88 salaries. An early career Collections Representative with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.95 based on 216 salaries. A mid-career Collections Representative with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.97 based on 129 salaries. An experienced Collections Representative with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.50 based on 140 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
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Employees with Collections Representative in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 24.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Tampa, Florida (6.0% more) and Dallas, Texas (6.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dayton, Ohio (18.5% less), New York, New York (15.8% less) and Chicago, Illinois (4.6% less).
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