Charge Entry Specialist Salary

Charge Entry Specialists in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $14.27 per hour for pay. Earnings sit near $10.72 per hour on the lower side but can approach $18.20 on the higher side. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Work is enjoyable for Charge Entry Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,383 - $41,217

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$10.72 - $18.20

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$28,383 - $41,217  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $515  
Total Pay (?
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$22,922 - $38,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.72 - $18.20  
   
Overtime
$1.52 - $26.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $515  
   
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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$22,922 - $38,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 248
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Job Description for Charge Entry Specialist

A charge entry specialist works for a medical company and is responsible for carefully reviewing many types of data given by clients. This data can include demographics, patient billing, and insurance information gathering. The job of charge entry specialist improves client services and operations by productively and efficiently distributing this data.

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Charge Entry Specialist Tasks

  • Input, review and prepare patient and insurance data into the charge master system.
  • Research and verify accuracy of billing data and revise any errors including adjustments and denials.
  • Contact customers in order to obtain or relay account information.
  • Review and retain hospital records in order to compute fees and charges due.

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Charge Entry Specialists report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Medical Coding, Data Entry, and Billing can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Billing. Aptitude in Billing tends to also indicate an understanding of Medical Coding.

Pay by Experience Level for Charge Entry Specialist

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


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $29K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $31K. Charge Entry Specialists see a median salary of $34K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Charge Entry Specialists report making only $31K on average.

Charge Entry Specialist Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Charge Entry Specialist in Cincinnati:
"How unfairly paid we are compared to other departments."
Know your resources, accuracy is a must and above all else own the responsibilities of the job.

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Experience Affects Charge Entry Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Charge Entry Specialist Salaries

National Average
$30,000

Medical Coding
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Data Entry
up arrow 3%

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 22%
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