Certified Medical Billers in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $15.32 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Just under a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and around half claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$21,305 - $59,493
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$21K
$34K
$59K
MEDIAN: $34,107
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$11.60 - $20.00
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$21,305 - $59,493  
   
Bonus
$4,800  
Total Pay (?
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$23,611 - $43,694  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.60 - $20.00  
   
Overtime
$16.49 - $30.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$4,800  
   
Total Pay (?
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$23,611 - $43,694  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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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 diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in bill collections, Accounts Receivable, Medical Coding, and Medicare are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 6 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Billing. Most people skilled in Accounts Receivable are similarly competent in Collections.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Medical Biller

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


For many Certified Medical Billers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $30K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $32K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Certified Medical Billers make a median salary of $36K. 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 $39K.

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Experience Affects Certified Medical Biller Salaries



National Average
$32,000



Skills That Affect Certified Medical Biller Salaries



Medical Coding
up arrow 4%

Medicare
up arrow 4%

Collections
up arrow 3%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 3%

Medicaid
up arrow 1%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
0%

National Average
$32,000

Billing
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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