Medical Abstractor/Auditor Salary

For Medical Auditors, hourly average wages total $16.28 per hour. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 87 percent of Medical Auditors are female. Some workers in this field — nearly one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Most Medical Auditors report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$38,783 - $76,025
$39K
$49K
$76K
MEDIAN: $48,888
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$11.88 - $33.66
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MEDIAN: $16.28
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,783 - $76,025  
   
Bonus
$175.00  
Total Pay (?
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$25,681 - $70,460  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $33.66  
   
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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$25,681 - $70,460  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53

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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

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $34K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $34K. Medical Auditors bring in $44K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $58K.

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Key Stats for Medical Abstractor/Auditor

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Medical Abstractor/Auditor Salaries

Late-Career
▲54%

Experienced
▲16%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼11%

Skills That Affect Medical Abstractor/Auditor Salaries


National Average
$38,000

Abstracting
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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