Charge Entry Specialist Salary

Women comprise the majority of Charge Entry Specialists in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $14.31 per hour on average. Compensation ranges between $10.85 per hour and $18.13. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over a fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. The majority of Charge Entry Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,383 - $41,217
(Median)
$28K
$32K
$41K
MEDIAN: $31,819
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$10.85 - $18.13
(Median)
$11
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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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 (?
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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$23,142 - $38,521  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.85 - $18.13  
   
Overtime
$1.52 - $26.43  
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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$23,142 - $38,521  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 244
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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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Billing. It is not unusual for someone who knows Billing to be familiar with Medical Coding as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Charge Entry Specialist

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


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $29K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $31K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $34K in this role. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $31K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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 3%

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%

up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 22%
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