Debt, rent or other cash collector

Debt, rent and other cash collectors collect payments due or overdue from households and businesses and empty cash from prepayment meters or machines.


  • Remits cash, cheques or credit notes to cashier, supervisor or bank, building society or post office.
  • Collects tolls from persons wishing to gain access to private roads, bridges, piers, etc. and operates tollgates to control entry.
  • Cleans, services and fills vending machines and collects money from meters, vending machines and other cash operated machinery.
  • Reads gas, water and electricity meters.
  • Records details of transaction, issues receipt or annotates rent book.
  • Receives payment at centralised office or calls on household/business premises.

Typical Education Level

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 25% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for debt, rent or other cash collector is £19,188

687 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 687. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for debt, rent or other cash collector roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £19,188 per year. That is about £1,599 per month or £9.84 per hour. New workers generally start on £10,480, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £30,557

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 687 people are employed in the region.

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