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Medical Abstractor/Auditor Salary

Most Medical Auditors in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $15.71 per hour. Compensation ranges from $10.30 per hour on the lower end to $26.69 on the higher end. The majority of Medical Auditors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — around one in four lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too.
$32,500 - $62,510
(Median)
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63K
MEDIAN: $42,360
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,500 - $62,510  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,018  
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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$23,112 - $58,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $26.69  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,018  
   
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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$23,112 - $58,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 73
United States (change)

Job Description for Medical Abstractor/Auditor

  • Review and audit medical records and patient claims, ensuring clinical data concurs with the claim.
  • Assess and evaluate the level of coding and billing procedures to comply with regulations.
  • Identify, compile and code patient data, using standard classification systems.
  • Examine and evaluate audit results, recommending controls to ensure system reliability and data integrity.
  • Enter data, such as history and extent of disease, diagnostic procedures and treatment into computer.

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Medical Auditors who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Electronic Medical Records and Abstracting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Abstracting, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Medical Abstractor/Auditor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Medical Abstractor/Auditor Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 2%

National Average
$39,000

Abstracting
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 27%