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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,610
25th Percentile Wage
$28,460
50th Percentile Wage
$35,350
75th Percentile Wage
$44,140
90th Percentile Wage
$54,970

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 $54,970. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $35,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,610. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 132% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of bill and account collectors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201635,3502.57%8.12%
201534,4402.15%-
201433,7002.31%-
201332,9201.34%-
201232,480--

Table 2. Bill and Account Collector Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of bill and account collectors in 18 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 $49,210. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $31,460).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$49,210
Manufacturing
$41,730
Federal, State, and Local Government
$40,430
Educational Services
$40,080
Information
$38,800
Wholesale Trade
$38,460
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$37,820
Construction
$37,130
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$37,040
Transportation and Warehousing
$37,020
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$36,830
Finance and Insurance
$36,800
Health Care and Social Assistance
$36,700
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$36,110
Accommodation and Food Services
$34,770
Retail Trade
$33,590
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$33,240
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$31,460

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 $19,950 to $57,650. The highest paying state for bill and account collectors is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $57,650. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,950. 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
$57,650
Connecticut
$44,540
Alaska
$42,120
Massachusetts
$41,860
Rhode Island
$40,380
Maryland
$40,080
California
$40,020
Vermont
$38,470
New Jersey
$38,460
Colorado
$37,740
Hawaii
$37,110
Washington
$36,920
Michigan
$36,910
Arizona
$36,770
Illinois
$36,510
Wisconsin
$36,450
New York
$36,340
Wyoming
$36,340
North Dakota
$36,320
Virginia
$36,040
Oregon
$35,990
Texas
$35,990
New Mexico
$35,970
Minnesota
$35,540
Pennsylvania
$35,210
Georgia
$35,160
Idaho
$35,160
North Carolina
$34,490
Kentucky
$34,370
Tennessee
$33,940
West Virginia
$33,730
New Hampshire
$33,650
Florida
$33,490
Virgin Islands
$33,040
South Carolina
$32,660
Maine
$32,560
Ohio
$32,400
Kansas
$32,080
Indiana
$32,020
Delaware
$31,930
Nevada
$31,880
Alabama
$31,630
Louisiana
$31,420
Nebraska
$31,240
South Dakota
$30,910
Arkansas
$30,860
Oklahoma
$30,650
Montana
$30,610
Iowa
$30,430
Missouri
$29,670
Utah
$29,510
Mississippi
$29,110
Guam
$23,910
Puerto Rico
$19,950


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