Billing / Posting Clerk Salary
Women make up the vast majority of Billing & Posting Clerks in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $14.83 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Billing & Posting Clerks, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — one-third lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and around half have dental, too. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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
Billing & Posting Clerks may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Billing Manager. The latter position pays an average of $46K annually. A Billing & Posting Clerk may also move into a role as 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.
Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $29K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $34K. For Billing & Posting Clerks, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $34K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $32K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.
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