Billing Clerks


Overview

Billing Clerks

Introduction

Billing clerks produce and process bills and collect payments from customers. They enter transactions in business ledgers or spreadsheets, write and send invoices, and verify purchase orders. They post items in accounts payable or receivable, calculate customers' charges, and verify the company's rates for certain products and services. Billing clerks must make sure that all entries are accurate and up to date. At the end of the fiscal year, they may work with auditors to clarify billing procedures and answer questions about specifi...

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Median Salary

$37,800

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma


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Experience

On-the-job training


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Skills

Business Management


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Personality Traits

Conventional

Earnings

Salaries for billing clerks depend on the size and geographic location of the company and the employee's skills. Full-time billing and posting clerks earned a median hourly wage of $18.17 in May 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). For full-time work at 40 hours per week, this hourly wage translates into an annual income of approximately $37,800. The DOL also reported that ann...

Work Environment

Like most office workers, billing clerks usually work in modern office environments and average 37 to 40 hours of work per week. Billing clerks spend most of their time behind a desk, and their work can be routine and repetitive. Working long hours in front of a computer can often cause eyestrain, backaches, and headaches, although efforts are being made to reduce physical problems with ergonom...

Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment for billing clerks will increase as fast as the average for all careers through 2028. Although technological advancements—computers, electronic billing, and automated payment methods—will streamline operations, the increasing number of financial transactions will create reasonably good employment opportunities for billing clerks. Many job op...

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