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 $14.44 per hour. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and slightly more than half have dental, too. Most Collections Clerk, Medicals like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,403 - $49,172

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$10.60 - $19.15

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,403 - $49,172  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,018  
Total Pay (?
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$22,430 - $42,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.60 - $19.15  
   
Overtime
$14.45 - $30.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,018  
   
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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$22,430 - $42,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 201
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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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Collections Clerk, Medicals who go on to become Medical Billing Specialists may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Medical Billing Specialist, an upper-level role, pays $31K.

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Collections Clerk, Medicals note just a narrow range of job skills. Insurance and Collections are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate 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.


For many Collections Clerk, Medicals, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $28K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $32K. Collections Clerk, Medicals bring in $32K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $34K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Collections Clerk, Medical Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

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

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
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 23%
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