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Bill and Account Collector Salary Information

The salary statistics of bill and account collectors are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of bill and account collectors within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The bill and account collectors annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Bill and Account Collector Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,920
25th Percentile Wage
$28,600
50th Percentile Wage
$35,330
75th Percentile Wage
$44,140
90th Percentile Wage
$55,020

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for bill and account collectors. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) bill and account collectors is $55,020. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $35,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,920. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 130% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of bill and account collectors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$35,330
-0.06% 8.07%
2016
$35,350
2.57% -
2015
$34,440
2.15% -
2014
$33,700
2.31% -
2013
$32,920
1.34% -
2012
$32,480
- -

Table 2. Bill and Account Collector Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of bill and account collectors in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for bill and account collectors occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $52,790. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $31,400).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$52,790
Manufacturing
$42,100
Federal, State, and Local Government
$41,670
Wholesale Trade
$39,270
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$39,060
Educational Services
$38,840
Information
$38,490
Mining
$38,370
Transportation and Warehousing
$37,600
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$37,490
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$37,410
Health Care and Social Assistance
$37,410
Construction
$37,010
Finance and Insurance
$36,480
Accommodation and Food Services
$35,880
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$35,230
Retail Trade
$33,440
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$33,390
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$31,400

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Bill and Account Collectors by States

From the above tables we note that not only bill and account collectors salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of bill and account collectors in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,800 to $59,090. The highest paying state for bill and account collectors is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $59,090. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,800. For more salary information of bill and account collectors profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$59,090
Connecticut
$45,110
Rhode Island
$43,050
Massachusetts
$42,240
Alaska
$40,130
Hawaii
$40,100
California
$39,950
New Jersey
$39,260
Wyoming
$39,220
Maryland
$39,220
Vermont
$39,060
Colorado
$37,300
Minnesota
$37,070
Virginia
$36,840
Washington
$36,790
New York
$36,750
Texas
$36,580
Wisconsin
$36,170
Michigan
$36,000
Maine
$36,000
North Dakota
$35,940
New Mexico
$35,680
Oregon
$35,650
Georgia
$35,490
Pennsylvania
$35,310
Illinois
$35,040
Idaho
$34,810
Delaware
$34,650
Arizona
$34,400
North Carolina
$34,240
Alabama
$34,070
Florida
$33,770
Ohio
$33,080
New Hampshire
$33,040
South Carolina
$33,020
Kentucky
$32,860
Oklahoma
$32,740
Nebraska
$32,690
Indiana
$32,660
Nevada
$32,080
Louisiana
$31,980
Montana
$31,790
Mississippi
$31,460
Iowa
$31,360
Missouri
$31,240
South Dakota
$31,210
West Virginia
$30,780
Utah
$30,630
Virgin Islands
$30,620
Arkansas
$30,400
Kansas
$30,380
Tennessee
$29,920
Guam
$24,090
Puerto Rico
$19,800



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