Collections Clerk, Medical Salary

Pay for Collections Clerk, Medicals in the United States sits in the ballpark of $14.58 per hour. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. For the most part, Collections Clerk, Medicals enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 89 percent of Collections Clerk, Medicals are female. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,148 - $48,034
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$27K
$32K
$48K
MEDIAN: $31,957
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$10.33 - $19.61
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$10
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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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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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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Typical 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy 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. Collections Clerk, Medicals who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $33K. Collections Clerk, Medicals who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $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
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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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