Median pay for Collections Clerk, Medicals in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $15.21 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — nearly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Work is enjoyable for Collections Clerk, Medicals, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the vast majority of Collections Clerk, Medicals (89 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,500 - $47,738
(Median)
$22K
$33K
$48K
MEDIAN: $32,654
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$10.50 - $20.29
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$10
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$22,500 - $47,738  
   
Bonus
$582 - $12,108  
Total Pay (?
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$22,272 - $43,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.50 - $20.29  
   
Overtime
$22.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$582 - $12,108  
   
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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$22,272 - $43,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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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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Popular Skills for Collections Clerk, Medical


Collections Clerk, Medicals only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Medicaid & Medicare Billing, Insurance, bill collections, and Collections are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Collections and bill collections. Insurance is a skill commonly found among those who know bill collections.

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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $30K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $34K. Collections Clerk, Medicals claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $35K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $36K.

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Experience Affects Collections Clerk, Medical Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%



National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Collections Clerk, Medical Salaries

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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Insurance
0%

National Average
$32,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 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
27%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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