Billing Supervisor Salary
Median pay for Billing Supervisors in the United States is around $50K per year. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Billing Supervisors who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 89 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Billing Supervisors. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Job Description for Billing Supervisor
A billing supervisor is in charge of accounting functions related to billing clients. They manage the billing specialists who comprise their staff; as a supervisor, these professionals are ultimately responsible for transactions - and errors - made by their employees. While they often do not do billing themselves, billing supervisors are responsible for ensuring that their employees work effectively and efficiently, meeting all deadlines. They are also in charge of maintaining high employee morale, helping maintain a professional environment, and building a departmental reputation for accuracy and efficiency.Read More...
The billing supervisor must maintain working relationship with all clients involved in the billing process, which includes ensuring all billing notices are sent on time and payments are received on time. They are also responsible for ensuring that sent and received bills are accurate. The billing supervisor is responsible for training all new staff, as well as ensuring existing employees have continuing education and training as needed. They may also be involved in the hiring process, interviewing prospective employees and helping make hiring decisions.
A bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field is generally required for this position. Previous experience in billing is also required, and managerial experience is generally preferred. The billing supervisor must be an excellent communicator, both verbally and in written form.
Billing Supervisor Tasks
- Ensure compliance with company polices and procedures, as well as state and federal regulations.
- Supervise the day to day billing operations activities, and assist in hiring, training, and reviewing performance of staff.
- Review, evaluate, and resolve billing process issues and revenue collections.
- Maintain preparation of statements and bills, resolve discrepancies in accounting records.
Common Career Paths for Billing Supervisor
It's not very common for Billing Supervisors to move on to become Accounting Managers. Average pay for an Accounting Manager is $61K annually. Billing Supervisors most frequently become Billing Managers and Medical Billing Managers even though median compensation is $1K lower and $6K lower, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Billing Supervisor
Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Collections, People Management, Operations Management, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Medical Coding, Insurance, and Medicaid & Medicare Billing. Most people who know Billing also know Microsoft Excel and Insurance. Most people who know Accounts Receivable also know Insurance and Microsoft Excel.
Pay by Experience Level for Billing Supervisor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Billing Supervisors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $44K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $47K. On average, Billing Supervisors make $50K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $52K.
Pay Difference by Location
Billing Supervisors will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 30 percent. Billing Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+28 percent), Santa Ana (+23 percent), Chicago (+17 percent), and Houston (+16 percent). The lowest-paying market is Fort Lauderdale, which sits 7 percent below the national average.
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