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Collections Clerk, Medical Salary

An average Medical Collections Clerk in the United States can expect to take home roughly $14.29 per hour. While slightly more than a fifth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and just over a half have dental, as well. The vast majority of Collections Clerk, Medicals (88 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Work is enjoyable for Collections Clerk, Medicals, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$24,240 - $49,172
(Median)
$24K
$33K
$49K
MEDIAN: $33,284
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$10.33 - $18.89
(Median)
$10
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,240 - $49,172  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
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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$22,115 - $41,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.33 - $18.89  
   
Overtime
$14.79 - $29.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
   
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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$22,115 - $41,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 216

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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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Many Collections Clerk, Medicals move into a Medical Billing Specialist role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Medical Billing Specialists on average bring in a similar salary to Collections Clerk, Medicals.

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Survey takers who work as Collections Clerk, Medicals report a focused set of job skills. Insurance and Collections are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Collections. Those with knowledge of Collections tend to be skilled in Insurance as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Collections Clerk, Medical

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


Collections Clerk, Medicals do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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. Collections Clerk, Medicals bring in $32K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $34K.

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Experience Affects Collections Clerk, Medical Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Collections Clerk, Medical Salaries

Insurance
up arrow 3%

National Average
$30,000

Collections
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 22%