Entry-Level Certified Medical Billing/Coding Specialist Salary

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Entry-Level Certified Medical Billing Specialists. The median take-home amount in this area is around $31K, and on average, over a third of that final number comes from commissions. While close to a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Most Entry-Level Certified Medical Billing Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$24,688 - $51,121
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$35K
$51K
MEDIAN: $35,023
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$10.36 - $19.44
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MEDIAN: $14.76
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,688 - $51,121  
   
Bonus
$97.44 - $6,482  
Profit Sharing
$925  
Commission
$12,000  
Total Pay (?
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$22,412 - $43,905  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 248
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.36 - $19.44  
   
Overtime
$13.33 - $29.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$97.44 - $6,482  
   
Commission
$12,000  
Profit Sharing
$925  
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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$22,412 - $43,905  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 925

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,300

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Entry-Level Certified Medical Billing Specialists will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 20 percent. Entry-Level Certified Medical Billing Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Antonio (+10 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), Chicago (+6 percent), and Dallas (+4 percent). With compensation 6 percent below the national average, Houston is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. 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 66 votes.
Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
8%
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Skills That Affect Certified Medical Billing/Coding Specialist Salaries

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
▲4%

Medical Coding
▼0%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼0%

Accounts Receivable
▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Billing
▼1%


▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 25%
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