Medical Abstractor/Auditor Salary

Medical Auditors in the United States can expect wages of $16.02 per hour on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $10.72 per hour to $27.91. Medical Auditors who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 89 percent. Most Medical Auditors like their work and job satisfaction is high. While close to a fourth report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$31,785 - $61,277
(Median)
$32K
$44K
$61K
MEDIAN: $44,396
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$10.72 - $27.91
(Median)
$11
$16
$28
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,785 - $61,277  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
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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$23,460 - $59,333  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.72 - $27.91  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
   
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).
)
$23,460 - $59,333  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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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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Survey takers who work as Medical Auditors usually report a few specific skills. Electronic Medical Records and Abstracting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Abstracting and Electronic Medical Records.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Abstractor/Auditor

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Medical Auditors. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $34K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $39K on average. Medical Auditors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $42K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $56K.

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Experience Affects Medical Abstractor/Auditor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Medical Abstractor/Auditor Salaries

National Average
$38,000

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 4%

Abstracting
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 27%
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