|Quick Facts: Bill and Account Collectors|
|2010 Median Pay||
$31,310 per year
$15.05 per hour
|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, 2010||401,700|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||14% (About as fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||57,200|
Bill and account collectors, sometimes called 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 must usually have a high school diploma and experience in a call center. A few months of on-the-job training is common.
The median annual wage of bill and account collectors was $31,310 in May 2010.
Employment of bill and account collectors is projected to grow 14 percent from 2010 to 2020, as fast as the average for all occupations. However, prospects should be excellent because the need to replace workers who leave the occupation leads to many job openings.
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