Updated August 18, 2021
Average Recovery Specialist Salary
$61,000 yearly
$29.75 hourly

Entry level Salary
$26,000 yearly
$26,000
10 %
$61,000
Median
$145,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$145,000
$12,083
$70
75th Percentile
$97,000
$8,083
$47
Average
$61,889
$5,157
$30
25th Percentile
$39,000
$3,250
$19
10th Percentile
$26,000
$2,167
$13

Average Recovery Specialist Salary By State

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Recovery Specialist average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$65,373
$31.43
Alaska
$83,587
$40.19
Arizona
$60,914
$29.29
Arkansas
$75,786
$36.44
California
$76,952
$37.00
Colorado
$62,366
$29.98
Connecticut
$86,030
$41.36
Delaware
$83,397
$40.09
District of Columbia
$79,889
$38.41
Florida
$56,668
$27.24
Georgia
$56,355
$27.09
Hawaii
$57,307
$27.55
Idaho
$54,530
$26.22
Illinois
$81,678
$39.27
Indiana
$67,111
$32.26
Iowa
$76,528
$36.79
Kansas
$73,678
$35.42
Kentucky
$72,679
$34.94
Louisiana
$69,582
$33.45
Maine
$74,752
$35.94
Maryland
$77,759
$37.38
Massachusetts
$85,603
$41.16
Michigan
$86,818
$41.74
Minnesota
$67,270
$32.34
Mississippi
$70,794
$34.04
Missouri
$70,450
$33.87
Montana
$58,945
$28.34
Nebraska
$67,696
$32.55
Nevada
$66,136
$31.80
New Hampshire
$82,769
$39.79
New Jersey
$97,454
$46.85
New Mexico
$74,725
$35.93
New York
$97,185
$46.72
North Carolina
$66,250
$31.85
North Dakota
$69,825
$33.57
Ohio
$79,029
$37.99
Oklahoma
$62,168
$29.89
Oregon
$70,052
$33.68
Pennsylvania
$83,457
$40.12
Rhode Island
$86,890
$41.77
South Carolina
$68,432
$32.90
South Dakota
$66,252
$31.85
Tennessee
$58,166
$27.96
Texas
$76,570
$36.81
Utah
$59,559
$28.63
Vermont
$75,169
$36.14
Virginia
$71,541
$34.39
Washington
$68,800
$33.08
West Virginia
$78,198
$37.60
Wisconsin
$68,435
$32.90
Wyoming
$53,573
$25.76

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Highest Paying Cities For Recovery Specialist

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
New York, NY
$99,623
$47.90
Weymouth Town, MA
$87,236
$41.94
Philadelphia, PA
$85,092
$40.91
Waukegan, IL
$83,501
$40.14
Baltimore, MD
$78,505
$37.74
Arlington, TX
$77,838
$37.42

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How much does a Recovery Specialist make?

The average recovery specialist salary is $61,889 per year, or $29.75 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $26,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $145,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Michigan, and Connecticut provide the highest recovery specialist salaries.

Average Recovery Specialist Salary Over Time

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    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $61,900
    $29.75
    +2.5%
    2020
    $60,400
    $29.02
    +1.7%
    2019
    $59,300
    $28.52
    +2.3%
    2018
    $58,000
    $27.88
    +1.8%
    2017
    $56,900
    $27.37
    +1.3%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Debt Collector

    Avg. salary: $31,860

    Debt collectors are also known as collection agencies and are responsible for recovering past due debts. Most of them are hired by companies to collect debt either for a fee or a percentage of the total amount recovered. Also, some debt collectors buy delinquent debts at a discount and seek to collect the debt's full amount. They have many strategies to collect debts, including calling debtor's phones, sending letters, and even visiting them at their home. However, if debtors fail to pay their due, debt collectors can either update the debtor's credit report or sue them over debt. Once sued and debtors ignore court hearings and lose by default, results could either be garnishment on debtor'debtors' wages or levies on their bank.
    21,177 Debt Collector Jobs
    Collector

    Avg. salary: $31,585

    Collectors are responsible for monitoring and providing immediate actions for client accounts with overdue payments. Collectors must be able to contact clients through phone or e-mail. A collector's duty also includes negotiating on payment procedures and offering repayment plans and alternative payment solutions to free the debt. Collectors need to document any agreements made to the client, updating and verifying contact information, resolving account discrepancies and client complaints, and report escalated concerns to the management.
    21,189 Collector Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Debt Collector
    $31,860
    $2,655
    $15.32
    21,177
    Collector
    $31,585
    $2,632
    $15.19
    21,189
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    Which Companies Pay Recovery Specialists The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a recovery specialist, being employed by a company such as CPC Logistics or Marshfield Clinic would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like WellSpan Health and LifeBridge Health also report highly competitive salaries for recovery specialists.
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    Recently Added Recovery Specialist Salaries

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    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Lendingclub
    Member Recovery Specialist-Collections (Inbound Pre-Charge-Off)
    Member Recovery Specialist-Collections (Inbound Pre-Charge-Off)
    Lehi, UT
    08/31/2021
    $45,914
    08/31/2021
    Total Staffing Solutions
    Insurance Recovery Specialist
    Insurance Recovery Specialist
    Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    08/30/2021
    $37,566
    08/30/2021
    State of Oklahoma
    Revenue Recovery Specialist-Collections
    Revenue Recovery Specialist-Collections
    Oklahoma City, OK
    08/25/2021
    $41,290
    08/25/2021
    Meridian Behavioral Health
    Recovery Specialist-2Nd Shift
    Recovery Specialist-2Nd Shift
    Owatonna, MN
    08/20/2021
    $31,305
    08/20/2021
    Snap-On Tools
    Recovery Specialist
    Recovery Specialist
    Libertyville, IL
    08/20/2021
    $40,000
    08/20/2021
    Texas Health Resources
    Recovery Specialist-Days-Mansfield Wellness Center
    Recovery Specialist-Days-Mansfield Wellness Center
    Arlington, TX
    08/18/2021
    $29,886
    08/18/2021
    Johns Hopkins University
    Peer Recovery Specialist
    Peer Recovery Specialist
    Baltimore, MD
    08/17/2021
    $31,305
    08/17/2021
    Maryland Government Jobs
    Peer Recovery Specialist I, Certified
    Peer Recovery Specialist I, Certified
    Maryland
    08/16/2021
    $31,305
    08/16/2021
    Telecare Corp.
    Recovery Specialist II-Per-Diem, Indio CSU 323
    Recovery Specialist II-Per-Diem, Indio CSU 323
    Indio, CA
    08/13/2021
    $34,602
    08/13/2021
    State of Louisiana
    FEP Peer Support Recovery Specialist (Social Services Counselor)
    FEP Peer Support Recovery Specialist (Social Services Counselor)
    Jefferson, LA
    08/05/2021
    $70,117
    08/05/2021

    Average Recovery Specialist Salary by Demographic

    Recovery Specialist Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $53,523
    female-income
    Female Income
    $50,815
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$53,523
    Female$50,815
    Median Recovery Specialist Income by Race
    Black or african american recovery specialists have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino recovery specialists have the lowest average salary at $49,701.
    $55,000
    $44,000
    $33,000
    $22,000
    $11,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$53,175
    Black or African American$54,174
    Asian$52,912
    Hispanic or Latino$49,701
    Average Recovery Specialist Salary by Education Level
    Recovery specialists with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $258,054 annually. With a Bachelors degree, recovery specialists earn a median annual income of $108,659 compared to $82,400 for recovery specialists with an Associate degree.
    $260,000
    $208,000
    $156,000
    $104,000
    $52,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$53,523
    Master's Degree$258,054
    Bachelor's Degree$108,659
    Some College/ Associate Degree$82,400