A big portion of take-home pay for Entry-Level Certified Medical Billing Specialists — nearly two in five, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $31K. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, one in four claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Entry-Level Certified Medical Billing Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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$51K
MEDIAN: $35,107
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,599 - $50,910  
   
Bonus
$51.52 - $6,572  
Profit Sharing
$850  
Commission
$12,000  
Total Pay (?
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$21,739 - $43,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 282
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Hourly Rate
$10.23 - $19.25  
   
Overtime
$10.14 - $29.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$51.52 - $6,572  
   
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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$21,739 - $43,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 950

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,130

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San Antonio is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Certified Medical Billing Specialists, 10 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Certified Medical Billing Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+9 percent), Chicago (+8 percent), Atlanta (+6 percent), and Phoenix (+5 percent). Houston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 5 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in St. Louis (5 percent lower) and Austin (1 percent lower).

Key Stats for Certified Medical Billing/Coding Specialist

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
23%
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
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Accounts Receivable
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Medical Coding
0%

Billing
0%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
0%

National Average
$31,000

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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