Billing Clerks

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 specific accounts. There are approximately 493,840 billing clerks employed in the United States.


Quick Facts
Duties Produce and process bills and collect payments from customers
Alternate Title(s) Billing-Control Clerks, COD (Cash-On-Delivery) Clerks, Deposit-Refund Clerks, Foreign Clerks, Interline Clerks, Invoice-Control Clerks, Money Transfer Clerks, Passenger Rate Clerks, Rate Reviewers, Settlement Clerks, Services Clerks
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $50,000
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • English
  • Mathematics
Experience No experience is needed, but those with experience are more likely to land jobs, earn higher pay, and get promoted
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Financial
  • Math
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Billing Supervisor, or Bookkeeper, or Accountant
  • Experienced Billing Clerk
  • Entry-Level Billing Clerk

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