Medical Abstractor/Auditor Salary

Average Medical Auditors in the United States make around $16.39 per hour. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 88 percent of Medical Auditors are female. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$40,243 - $76,522
$40K
$52K
$77K
MEDIAN: $52,359
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$11.75 - $34.05
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$16
$34
MEDIAN: $16.39
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$40,243 - $76,522  
   
Bonus
$175.00  
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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$25,375 - $71,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.75 - $34.05  
   
Overtime
$18.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$175.00  
   
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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$25,375 - $71,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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Job Description for Medical Abstractor/Auditor

Medical abstractors/auditors work in the health care industry for hospitals, doctors' offices, medical clinics, and similar facilities to analyze, categorize, and review medical coding to ensure its accuracy. They must thoroughly understand all relevant privacy polices to protect confidentiality and sensitive information, and they also retrieve requested documentation to be sent to authorized parties according to company procedures and guidelines, typically to obtain medical reimbursements related to services rendered to patients.

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Medical Abstractor/Auditor Tasks

  • Enter data, such as history and extent of disease, diagnostic procedures and treatment into computer.
  • Compile, abstract and maintain patients' medical records to document condition and treatment.
  • Prepare detailed reports on audit findings.
  • Examine and evaluate audit results, recommending controls to ensure system reliability and data integrity.
  • Review and audit medical records and patient claims, ensuring clinical data concurs with the claim.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Abstractor/Auditor

Pay by Experience for a Medical Abstractor/Auditor has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Abstractor/Auditor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 36 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Abstractor/Auditor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Medical Abstractor/Auditor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 11 salaries. A Medical Abstractor/Auditor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 9 salaries.

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Key Stats for Medical Abstractor/Auditor

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Medical Abstractor/Auditor Salaries

Late-Career
▲53%

Experienced
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Skills That Affect Medical Abstractor/Auditor Salaries


National Average
$39,000

Abstracting
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 36%