Billing / Posting Clerk Salary
Most Billing & Posting Clerks in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $14.87 per hour. Roughly a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and just over a half claim dental coverage as well. For the most part, Billing & Posting Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Billing / Posting Clerk
The posting/billing clerk is hired by a wide variety of industries, such as healthcare, automotive, and legal. Not all companies will require formal education, although some do ask for a high school diploma or associate's degree. Furthermore, many companies also do not require any previous experience, although some companies may be seeking applicants that have had a few years of experience in the same industry as the company. The posting/billing clerk will need to have good computer literacy and must be comfortable with math. The clerk will be working indoors in an office environment, usually at a desk with a computer.Read More...
The main responsibility of the posting/billing clerk is to post deposits and payments for the company. The posting/billing clerk will be entering data into a software program, as well as the billing system, which can vary from organization to organization. If there are any discrepancies in payments or postings, the clerk will need to figure out what the issue is and take the necessary actions to remedy it. The posting/billing clerk must have excellent communication skills, as they will often be working with customers directly to answer questions and solve issues as they arise. Occasionally, the posting/billing clerk may be asked to mail invoices or to answer phone calls and may also be asked to help assist in preparing audits. The clerk will usually be working with a few others in the same position and will often be reporting to a director or supervisor.
Billing / Posting Clerk Tasks
- 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 Billing / Posting Clerk
For Billing & Posting Clerks, progressing to a Billing Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Billing Manager can earn $46K annually. It is not unusual for a Billing & Posting Clerk to become a Medical Billing Specialist or a Billing Supervisor.
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Pay by Experience Level for Billing / Posting Clerk
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $29K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $34K. Billing & Posting Clerks claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $34K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $32K by contrast.