Collections Clerk, Medical Salary

Collections Clerk, Medicals in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $14.46 per hour for pay. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and just over a half receive dental plans. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,403 - $49,172
(Median)
$27K
$32K
$49K
MEDIAN: $32,272
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$10.61 - $19.14
(Median)
$11
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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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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$22,441 - $42,082  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.61 - $19.14  
   
Overtime
$14.62 - $29.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
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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$22,441 - $42,082  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 202
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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.

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Collections Clerk, Medicals' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Medical Billing Specialist. Median pay for Medical Billing Specialists is $31K.

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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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Collections. It is not unusual for someone who knows Collections to be familiar with Insurance as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Collections Clerk, Medical

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $28K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $32K. Collections Clerk, Medicals with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $32K. 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 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
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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