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Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks - 43-3021.02

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Accounting Assistant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Biller
  • Billing Clerk
  • Billing Coordinator
  • Billing Specialist
  • Office Manager

SOC Occupation Groups

43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations
43-3000 Financial Clerks
43-3020 Billing and Posting Clerks
43-3021.00 Billing and Posting Clerks
43-3021.02 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks

Related Occupations


  • Answer mail or telephone inquiries regarding rates, routing, or procedures.
  • Compile reports of cost factors, such as labor, production, storage, or equipment.
  • Compute credit terms, discounts, shipment charges, or rates for goods or services to complete billing documents.
  • Consult sources, such as rate books, manuals, or insurance company representatives, to determine specific charges or information such as rules, regulations, or government tax and tariff information.
  • Contact customers to obtain or relay account information.
  • Estimate market value of products or services.
  • Keep records of invoices and support documents.
  • Operate typing, adding, calculating, or billing machines.
  • Perform bookkeeping work, including posting data or keeping other records concerning costs of goods or services or the shipment of goods.
  • Prepare itemized statements, bills, or invoices and record amounts due for items purchased or services rendered.
  • Resolve discrepancies in accounting records.
  • Review compiled data on operating costs and revenues to set rates.
  • Review documents, such as purchase orders, sales tickets, charge slips, or hospital records, to compute fees or charges due.
  • Track accumulated hours and dollar amounts charged to each client job to calculate client fees for professional services, such as legal or accounting services.
  • Type billing documents, shipping labels, credit memorandums, or credit forms, using typewriters or computers.
  • Update manuals when rates, rules, or regulations are amended.
  • Verify accuracy of billing data and revise any errors.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze financial information.
  • Calculate costs of goods or services.
  • Calculate shipping costs.
  • Compile data or documentation.
  • Discuss account status or activity with customers or patrons.
  • Explain regulations, policies, or procedures.
  • Maintain financial or account records.
  • Maintain operational records.
  • Operate office equipment.
  • Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance.
  • Prepare informational or reference materials.
  • Reconcile records of sales or other financial transactions.
  • Search files, databases or reference materials to obtain needed information.
  • Type documents.
  • Verify accuracy of financial or transactional data.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aviation Supply Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Contracting (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Contracting Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management and Comptroller (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management and Comptroller Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management and Comptroller Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management and Comptroller Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management and Comptroller Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management and Comptroller Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Financial Management Resource Analyst (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Personnel Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Supply Chain and Materiel Management Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Traffic Management Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Yeoman (Coast Guard - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Billing Clerk
  • Billing Typist
  • Billing-Control Clerk
  • C.O.D. Clerk
  • Cost Clerk
  • Demurrage Clerk
  • Deposit Clerk
  • Deposit-Refund Clerk
  • Documentation-Billing Clerk
  • Evaluator
  • Foreign Clerk
  • Insurance Clerk
  • Interline Clerk
  • Invoice-Control Clerk
  • Manager, Traffic II
  • Medical-Voucher Clerk
  • Personal Property Assessor
  • Policy-Value Calculator
  • Pricer, Message and Delivery Service
  • Rate Analyst, Freight
  • Rate Reviewer
  • Rater
  • Receipt-and-Report Clerk
  • Revising Clerk
  • Sample Clerk
  • Services Clerk
  • Settlement Clerk
  • Tax Clerk
  • Telegraph-Service Rater
  • Tonnage-Compilation Clerk
  • Traffic-Rate Clerk
  • Voucher Clerk
  • Wharfinger