Billers in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $15.11 per hour for pay. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While more than a third report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and slightly less than one-half have dental, as well. Most Billers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Biller
A biller works in an administrative capacity to prepare bills or invoices, as well as provide additional administrative support as needed. They record the amount due for goods and services that are offered by their company, contact customers to obtain and deliver billing information, and ensure the accuracy of (and fix any errors in) billing data. Billers also must review records to accurately assess fees and charges that may be due, as well as processes payments and adjustments. They may also be in charge of summarizing and reconciling invoice totals on a spreadsheet. A biller often works in a billing department with other billers, and they generally work in an office setting during regular business hours.Read More...
Previous accounting, billing, and/or analyst experience may be required or preferred in this position. Generally, the minimum education required is a high school diploma or equivalent. Billers are often responsible for manufacturing invoices and allocating sales, so they should have strong math skills and strong attention to detail. A biller should be proficient with basic computer programs as well.
One common type of biller is a medical biller, who is responsible for billing and collecting medical debts. Medical biller positions typically require more education, such as graduating from a medical billing program and having passed the Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS) exam. Medical billers need to be familiar with medical procedures for billing and processing, as well as insurance codes.
- Gather, process, and disburse information related to billing.
- Create documentation relevant to billing activities.
- Communicate with relevant parties regarding account and billing issues.
Common Career Paths for Biller
Though it's uncommon, some Billers move into roles as Billing Managers, where pay is an average $46K per year. Office Managers or Billing Supervisors are common next-step roles for Billers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Office Managers is $6K higher on average, and it's $9K higher for Billing Supervisors.
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Popular Skills for Biller
Billers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Bookkeeping, Collections, Insurance, and Accounting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 6 percent. Most people experienced in Billing also know Medicaid & Medicare Billing.
Pay by Experience Level for Biller
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Billers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $30K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $34K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $36K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $40K.
Pay Difference by Location
Surpassing the national average by 15 percent, Billers in Phoenix receive some of the highest pay in the country. Billers will also find cushy salaries in Victoria (+9 percent), Sacramento (+9 percent), Baltimore (+8 percent), and New York (+7 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Chicago, 14 percent below the national average.