Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks

Compile data, compute fees and charges, and prepare invoices for billing purposes. Duties include computing costs and calculating rates for goods, services, and shipment of goods; posting data; and keeping other relevant records. May involve use of computer or typewriter, calculator, and adding and bookkeeping machines.

Median Annual Wage: $34,410

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (52%); Associate's degree (22%); Some college, no degree (16%)

Projected Growth: Faster than average (15% to 21%)

Related Job Titles: Office Manager; Administrative Assistant; Biller; Billing Clerk; Accounts Payable Clerk; Billing Coordinator; Accounts Receivable Clerk; Accounting Assistant; Billing Specialist; Accounting Clerk

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More Office and Administrative Support Careers

  • Prepare itemized statements, bills, or invoices and record amounts due for items purchased or services rendered.
  • Perform bookkeeping work, including posting data or keeping other records concerning costs of goods or services or the shipment of goods.
  • Operate typing, adding, calculating, or billing machines.
  • Resolve discrepancies in accounting records.
  • Answer mail or telephone inquiries regarding rates, routing, or procedures.
  • Type billing documents, shipping labels, credit memorandums, or credit forms, using typewriters or computers.
  • Contact customers to obtain or relay account information.
  • Review documents such as purchase orders, sales tickets, charge slips, or hospital records to compute fees or charges due.
  • Keep records of invoices and support documents.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks.

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks.

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