Dental Insurance Biller Salary

The larger portion of Dental Insurance Billers in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $15.89 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Around two in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to a third collect dental insurance. The majority of Dental Insurance Billers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,893 - $53,163
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$53K
MEDIAN: $35,769
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$11.64 - $21.54
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,893 - $53,163  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,750  
Commission
$3,243  
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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$24,396 - $46,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.64 - $21.54  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $29.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,750  
   
Commission
$3,243  
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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$24,396 - $46,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 367
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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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Typical Dental Insurance Billers report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Insurance, Billing, and Collections can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Collections and Billing. Employees educated in Billing are typically practiced in Insurance, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Dental Insurance Biller

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


For Dental Insurance Billers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $30K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $34K. For Dental Insurance Billers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $37K. Dental Insurance Billers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $42K.

Dental Insurance Biller Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Dental Insurance Biller in Clinton Township:
"Lack of benefits."
Be prepared to deal with a lot of stress and many patients with different insurance yearly.

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
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Dental Insurance Biller Salaries

Insurance
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National Average
$34,000

Billing
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Collections
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
medical benefits
Vision: 15%
dental benefits
None: 48%
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