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Collections Clerk, Medical Salary

Collections Clerk, Medicals in the United States take home approximately $14.46 per hour on average. Some workers in this field — slightly more than a fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly more than half. Work is enjoyable for Collections Clerk, Medicals, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Collections Clerk, Medicals far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,566 - $48,799
(Median)
$25K
$32K
$49K
MEDIAN: $31,957
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90%

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$10.34 - $19.00
(Median)
$10
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,566 - $48,799  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
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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$22,117 - $42,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.34 - $19.00  
   
Overtime
$14.74 - $29.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
   
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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$22,117 - $42,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 210

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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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Survey takers who work as Collections Clerk, Medicals usually report a few specific skills. Insurance and Collections are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $28K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $32K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Collections Clerk, Medicals make a median salary of $32K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $35K.

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Experience Affects Collections Clerk, Medical Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

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 2%

National Average
$31,000

Collections
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

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: 74% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 23%
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