|Quick Facts: Bill and Account Collectors|
|2014 Median Pay||
$33,700 per year
$16.20 per hour
|Typical Entry-Level Education||High school diploma or equivalent|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|On-the-job Training||Moderate-term on-the-job training|
|Number of Jobs, 2014||350,400|
|Job Outlook, 2014-24||-6% (Decline)|
|Employment Change, 2014-24||-19,600|
Bill and account collectors try to recover payment on overdue bills. They negotiate repayment plans with debtors and help them find solutions to make paying their overdue bills easier.
Many bill and account collectors work in a call center for a third-party collection agency rather than the original creditor. Most work full time, and some have flexible schedules.
Collectors usually must have a high school diploma. A few months of on-the-job training is common.
The median annual wage for bill and account collectors was $33,700 in May 2014.
Employment of bill and account collectors is projected to decline 6 percent from 2014 to 2024. Consolidation in the collections industry should continue to limit employment growth for these workers.
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