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Medical Abstractor/Auditor Salary

Medical Auditors in the United States pull down an average of $16.47 per hour. Earnings sit near $10.52 per hour on the lower side but can approach $28.03 on the higher side. For the most part, Medical Auditors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Medical Auditors (88 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, around one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,340 - $61,824
(Median)
$31K
$41K
$62K
MEDIAN: $40,852
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$10.52 - $28.03
(Median)
$11
$16
$28
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,340 - $61,824  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,993  
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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$24,016 - $59,905  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.52 - $28.03  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,993  
   
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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$24,016 - $59,905  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73

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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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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. Skills that pay less than market rate include Abstracting.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Abstractor/Auditor

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


Medical Auditors with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $39K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $35K. Medical Auditors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $41K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $58K on average.

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Experience Affects Medical Abstractor/Auditor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Medical Abstractor/Auditor Salaries

National Average
$39,000

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 3%

Abstracting
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 25%