Most Billers in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $15.20 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, over a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by a little less than half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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|Bonus||$195.74 - $2,553|
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|$24,519 - $45,738|
|Hourly Rate||$11.44 - $20.20|
|Overtime||$16.53 - $30.59|
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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.
- Communicate with relevant parties regarding account and billing issues.
- Create documentation relevant to billing activities.
- Gather, process, and disburse information related to billing.
Common Career Paths for Biller
There are some Billers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Billing Managers, where earnings are an average $46K annually. 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.
Popular Skills for Biller
Survey results imply that Billers put a diverse skill set to use. Lucky workers who know Accounts Receivable can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 32 percent above average. Medical Coding and Bookkeeping are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 6 percent and 32 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Insurance. Most people skilled in Billing are similarly competent in Medicaid & Medicare Billing.
Pay by Experience Level for Biller
Pay by Experience for a Biller has a positive trend. An entry-level Biller with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 249 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Biller with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 129 salaries. An experienced Biller which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 105 salaries. A Biller with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 40 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Billers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 23 percent. Billers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Phoenix (+15 percent), Victoria (+9 percent), Sacramento (+9 percent), and Baltimore (+8 percent). Chicago is the lowest-paying area, 4 percent south of the national average.
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