Collections Clerk, Medical Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Collections Clerk, Medicals in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $14.50 per hour. While some workers in this profession — just under one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and a little over a half have dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Collections Clerk, Medicals is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$27,403 - $49,172
(Median)
$27K
$32K
$49K
MEDIAN: $32,272
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$10.60 - $19.18
(Median)
$11
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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Salary
$27,403 - $49,172  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,012  
Total Pay (?
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$22,415 - $42,127  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Hourly Rate
$10.60 - $19.18  
   
Overtime
$14.62 - $29.91  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,012  
   
Total Pay (?
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$22,415 - $42,127  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 200
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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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Collections Clerk, Medicals who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Insurance and Collections are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Collections. Employees educated in Collections are typically practiced in Insurance, too.

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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $28K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $32K. Collections Clerk, Medicals see a median salary of $32K after reaching one to two decades on the job. As Collections Clerk, Medicals reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $35K.

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Experience Affects Collections Clerk, Medical Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Collections Clerk, Medical Salaries

Insurance
up arrow 1%

National Average
$31,000

Collections
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 23%
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