Dental Insurance Biller Salary

Women account for the majority of Dental Insurance Billers in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $15.41 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Just over two-fifths report receiving medical coverage from their employers and over a third collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Dental Insurance Billers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$24,730 - $52,193
(Median)
$25K
$36K
$52K
MEDIAN: $35,861
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$11.35 - $21.26
(Median)
$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,730 - $52,193  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,045  
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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$24,214 - $45,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.35 - $21.26  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $27.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,045  
   
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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$24,214 - $45,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 303
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Job Description for Dental Insurance Biller

A dental insurance biller often works in coordination with dental care patients and insurance companies to process claims and bill patients. This person usually works in a dental office and keeps standard daytime office hours. Educational requirements vary depending on each office. However, a high school diploma or equivalent is almost always required, as well as at least two years of experience in the field. A dental insurance biller often requires a degree, or at least training, in medical billing, specialized coding, procedural and diagnostic coding, insurance principles, and medical record-keeping. This person works directly with other office staff.

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Dental Insurance Biller Tasks

  • Prepare bills or invoices, and record amount due for medical procedures and services.
  • Contact patients in order to obtain or relay account information.
  • Verify accuracy of billing data and revise any errors.
  • Review and retain medical records in order to compute fees and charges due.

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Dental Insurance Billers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Insurance, Billing, and Collections can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Collections. Experience with Billing is often linked with knowledge of Insurance.

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Insurance Biller

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Dental Insurance Billers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $30K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $34K on average. For Dental Insurance Billers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $37K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Dental Insurance Biller generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $42K.

Dental Insurance Biller Reviews

What is it like working as a Dental Insurance Biller?

Dental Insurance Biller in Dallas:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: Billing insurance claims, calling insurance to check claim status. Received explanation of benefits.
Cons: Low rate of pay.

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Experience Affects Dental Insurance Biller Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Dental Insurance Biller Salaries

Insurance
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National Average
$33,000

Billing
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Collections
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 46%
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