Entry-Level Billing Specialist Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Billing Specialists sits in the ballpark of $14.45 per hour. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level Billing Specialists runs from $24K to $44K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $2K and profit sharing that can reach almost $2K. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Women make up the vast majority of Entry-Level Billing Specialists (86 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The majority of Entry-Level Billing Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$28,732 - $48,163
(Median)
$29K
$37K
$48K
MEDIAN: $37,162
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$11.24 - $18.62
(Median)
$11
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$28,732 - $48,163  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,070  
Profit Sharing
$705 - $2,384  
Commission
$1,200  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,244 - $43,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 373
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.24 - $18.62  
   
Overtime
$16.31 - $30.41  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,070  
   
Commission
$1,200  
Profit Sharing
$705 - $2,384  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,244 - $43,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,180
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,703

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For Entry-Level Billing Specialists, busy Los Angeles offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 33 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Billing Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+28 percent), Denver (+23 percent), Minneapolis (+21 percent), and San Diego (+21 percent). San Antonio ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Orlando and Cleveland (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Billing Specialist Salaries

Data Analysis
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Accounting
up arrow 8%

Accounts Payable
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Microsoft Office
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Accounts Receivable
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$32,000

Billing
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Collections
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Data Entry
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Customer Service
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Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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Insurance
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Medical Coding
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 274 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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