Certified Medical Biller Salary

Certified Medical Billers in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $15.23 per hour for pay. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by roughly one-half. For the most part, Certified Medical Billers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,819 - $55,752
$22K
$35K
$56K
MEDIAN: $35,070
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$11.84 - $20.67
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MEDIAN: $15.23
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$21,819 - $55,752  
   
Bonus
$2,048  
Total Pay (?
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$24,413 - $44,856  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $20.67  
   
Overtime
$8.51 - $32.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$2,048  
   
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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$24,413 - $44,856  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 129

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Certified Medical Biller


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Many Certified Medical Billers move into a Certified Medical Billing Specialist role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Certified Medical Billing Specialists on average bring in a similar salary to Certified Medical Billers.

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Popular Skills for Certified Medical Biller


Certified Medical Billers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in bill collections, Medicare, Medical Coding, and Accounts Receivable are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 6 percent, 5 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Billing. Most people familiar with Accounts Receivable also know Collections.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Medical Biller

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


Certified Medical Billers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. 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 see a median salary of $35K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $41K.

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Key Stats for Certified Medical Biller

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Certified Medical Biller Salaries

▲26%

▲9%

▲1%

National Average
$33,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Certified Medical Biller Salaries


▲5%


▲3%




▲1%

National Average
$33,000

Billing
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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