Collections Clerk, Medical Salary

Collections Clerk, Medicals in the United States can expect to earn an average of $14.58 per hour. There are far more female Collections Clerk, Medicals who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 89 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. Most Collections Clerk, Medicals report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,148 - $48,034
(Median)
$27K
$32K
$48K
MEDIAN: $31,957
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90%

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$10.33 - $19.61
(Median)
$10
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,148 - $48,034  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,156  
Profit Sharing
$2,400  
Total Pay (?
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$22,013 - $42,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.33 - $19.61  
   
Overtime
$1.52 - $29.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,156  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,400  
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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$22,013 - $42,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 204
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Job Description for Collections Clerk, Medical

  • Record information about financial status of customers and status of collection efforts.
  • Monitor overdue accounts, receive payments and post amounts paid to customer accounts.
  • Locate and notify customers of delinquent accounts by mail or telephone.
  • Arrange for debt repayment or establish repayment schedules, based on customers' financial situations.

Common Career Paths for Collections Clerk, Medical


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For Collections Clerk, Medicals, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Collections Clerk, Medicals earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Medical Billing Specialist.

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Professional skills reported by Collections Clerk, Medicals are few in number. Insurance and Collections are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Collections. Collections and Insurance are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Collections Clerk, Medical

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


For many Collections Clerk, Medicals, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $28K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $32K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $33K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $36K.

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Experience Affects Collections Clerk, Medical Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Collections Clerk, Medical Salaries

National Average
$31,000

Insurance
up arrow 2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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