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Medical Auditor Salary

Women comprise the majority of Medical Auditors in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $18.44 per hour on average. For the most part, Medical Auditors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority have medical and dental plans, and a majority have vision insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,201 - $90,895
(Median)
$30K
$50K
$91K
MEDIAN: $49,522
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50%
90%

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$12.12 - $30.77
(Median)
$12
$18
$31
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$30,201 - $90,895  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,022  
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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$27,142 - $72,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.12 - $30.77  
   
Overtime
$2.01 - $49.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,022  
   
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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$27,142 - $72,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71

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Job Description for Medical Auditor

The job of a medical auditor will require individuals to look at various documents, billing, records, coding records, and other data. They then perform an audit, making sure that they follow industry regulations and are in compliance. What the auditor usually does is come in after medical coders do the billing and check to ensure that whatever was coded is accurate, necessary, and compliant. They will also ensure that the coders are using the right codes and following the regulations laid out by the government. They are essential, as they uncover or fix mistakes that can save the healthcare company money.

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Medical Auditor Tasks

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Auditor

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


Medical Auditors generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $37K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $49K. For Medical Auditors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $51K. Medical Auditors who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $61K.

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Experience Affects Medical Auditor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 20%
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