BILLING CLERKS compile records of charges for services rendered or goods sold, calculate and record the amounts of these services and goods, and prepare invoices to be mailed to customers. Billing clerks review purchase orders, sales tickets, and charge slips to calculate the total amount due. They prepare itemized statements, bills, or invoices. Billing clerks work for such places as hospitals, transportation companies, accounting, law, and consulting firms. Billing clerks review all necessary information, and compute charges using calculators or computers. Bills are then printed, checked again for accuracy, and mailed.
Salary, Size & Growth
- $35,500 average per year ($17.00 per hour)
- A large occupation (483,400 workers in 2010)
- Expected to grow moderately (1.5% per year)
Most BILLING CLERKS are required to have at least a high school diploma. However, having some college education is becoming increasingly important. Most employers prefer workers who are computer literate and have a strong aptitude for numbers. High schools, business schools, and community colleges teach office skills. No special licensing or certification is required for billing clerks.