Certified Medical Biller Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Certified Medical Billers in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $15.00 per hour. Earnings sit near $10.67 per hour on the lower side but can approach $19.71 on the higher side. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although more than half have medical coverage and slightly less than half have dental coverage, about a third claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Certified Medical Billers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$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 (?
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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


Certified Medical Billers report using a wide range of professional skills. 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Billing. Most people familiar with 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.


For Certified Medical Billers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $33K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $30K. On average, Certified Medical Billers make $36K following one to two decades on the job. Certified Medical Billers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $37K on average.

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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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