Certified Medical Biller Salary

Women comprise the majority of Certified Medical Billers in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $15.00 per hour on average. Lower pay rates hover around $10.67 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $19.71. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Certified Medical Billers report high levels of job satisfaction. Although the greater part have medical coverage and just under a half have dental coverage, nearly one-third claim no health benefits at all. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,274 - $53,001
(Median)
$23K
$36K
$53K
MEDIAN: $35,979
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$10.67 - $19.71
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,274 - $53,001  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,982  
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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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$22,479 - $43,922  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.67 - $19.71  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.81  
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 - $1,982  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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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$22,479 - $43,922  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 296
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Job Description for Certified Medical Biller

Certified medical billers work primarily for healthcare providers, such as hospitals, medical clinics, and doctors’ offices. Candidates must have strong knowledge of coding and billing related to in- and out-patient medical fees, dental billing, mental health services, and so on, as well as a high school diploma or GED and knowledge of medical/dental codes, such as ICD-9/10 & CPT.

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Certified Medical Biller Tasks

  • Prepare bills or invoices, and record amount due for medical procedures and services.
  • Contact patients in order to obtain or relay account information.
  • Verify accuracy of billing data and revise any errors.
  • Review and retain medical records in order to compute fees and charges due.

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Popular Skills for Certified Medical Biller


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Medicare, Collections, Medicaid, and Accounts Receivable are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Billing. The majority of those who know Accounts Receivable also know Collections and Medical Coding.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Medical Biller

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $30K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $33K on average. Certified Medical Billers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $36K. Certified Medical Billers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $37K.

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Experience Affects Certified Medical Biller Salaries




National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Certified Medical Biller Salaries


Collections
up arrow 4%

Medicaid
up arrow 4%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 3%

Medical Coding
up arrow 2%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 2%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$32,000

Billing
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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