Entry-Level Certified Medical Billing/Coding Specialist Salary

Total annual pay for Entry-Level Certified Medical Billing Specialists is approximately $31K, and commissions account for a significant portion of this final number — approximately two-fifths on average. The majority of Entry-Level Certified Medical Billing Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and just over a half receive dental plans. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$24,546 - $51,006
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MEDIAN: $34,701
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$10.27 - $19.33
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MEDIAN: $14.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,546 - $51,006  
   
Bonus
$75.00 - $6,550  
Profit Sharing
$850  
Commission
$12,000  
Total Pay (?
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$21,977 - $43,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 253
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.27 - $19.33  
   
Overtime
$13.67 - $29.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$75.00 - $6,550  
   
Commission
$12,000  
Profit Sharing
$850  
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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$21,977 - $43,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 908

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,124

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For Entry-Level Certified Medical Billing Specialists, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Certified Medical Billing Specialists will also find cushy salaries in San Antonio (+10 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), Chicago (+6 percent), and Dallas (+5 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Houston, 5 percent below the national average. Employers in St. Louis and Austin also lean toward paying below-median salaries (5 percent less).

Key Stats for Certified Medical Billing/Coding Specialist

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
7%
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Skills That Affect Certified Medical Billing/Coding Specialist Salaries

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
▲5%

Medical Coding
▼0%

Billing
▼0%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼0%

Accounts Receivable
▼0%

National Average
$31,000


▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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