Salary for Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks

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This occupation has now been updated to Billing and Posting Clerks

Also known as:  Billing Clerk, Invoice Clerk, Invoice Control Clerk, Patient Account Representative, Posting Clerk, Statement Clerk, Statement Distribution Clerk, Statement Processor helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks are also known as Accounting Clerks, Administrative Assistants and Billing Specialists. These professionals serve an array of duties within a business, from compiling data and fees and charges to preparing bills and invoices and calculating costs for goods and services. Accurate record keeping is an essential part of the job, therefore all who wish to pursue such a position should have this skill. Other skills that are needed include computer skills, bookkeeping, accounting and problem-solving skills. Billing, Cost and Rate Clerks must have at least a high school diploma, though an associate's degree or better is preferred.

A Billing, Cost, or Rate Clerk will most likely earn wages that can range from $28,300 to $58,820 based on experience and talent. can get an average compensation of fourty-one thousand six hundred and ten dollars per annum.

can receive the best pay in District of Columbia, where they get an average salary rate of close to about $63,980. People in this career are compensated at the highest average salary in Utilities, where they can earn average pay scales of $50,340.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 48.27 percent nationwide in that time.


Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks tend to make the most in the following industries:

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Educational Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
Accommodation and Food Services
Transportation and Warehousing
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Public Administration
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
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