Medical Billers in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $15.17 per hour. Total cash compensation to Medical Billers bottoms out near $24K and approaches $43K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $3K from bonuses and almost $4K from profit sharing. While career duration and the specific company impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — over a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and just over two-fifths receive dental plans.

$24,611 - $50,263
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MEDIAN: $35,613
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$11.58 - $20.06
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,611 - $50,263  
   
Bonus
$196.17 - $3,484  
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $4,027  
Commission
$6,900  
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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$24,315 - $43,140  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 430
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.58 - $20.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$15.41 - $29.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$196.17 - $3,484  
   
Commission
$6,900  
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $4,027  
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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$24,315 - $43,140  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,436
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Job Description for Medical Biller

Medical billers are responsible for the billing and collection of medical debts. They work in an administrative capacity to ensure that patients are billed swiftly, accurately and with as much clarity as possible. Every time a patient receives medical attention, the appropriate payments are tallied up by the biller and issued in the appropriate format (by mail, online, or a combination of both). It's very important for medical billers to be able to understand the varying complexities of medical billing; this extends to different types of insurance plans, government assisted programs (Medicaid, Medicare, etc.), and how other discounts are applied to different groups of people. A strong understanding in this field will ensure that the billing is accurate, and easily fixed in the event of an error.

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Medical Biller Tasks

  • Prepare bills or invoices, and record amount due for medical procedures and services.
  • Contact patients in order to obtain or relay account information.
  • Verify accuracy of billing data and revise any errors.
  • Review and retain medical records in order to compute fees and charges due.

Common Career Paths for Medical Biller


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Medical Billers do not often transition into Billing Manager roles. The role averages $46K per year. However, it's more common for Medical Billers to move into roles as Medical Billing Specialists or Biller, Medical Offices.

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Popular Skills for Medical Biller


Survey results imply that Medical Billers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in bill collections, Accounts Receivable, Medicare, and Medical Coding are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know Billing also know Accounts Receivable and Medicaid & Medicare Billing. The majority of those who know Insurance also know Medicaid & Medicare Billing and Accounts Receivable.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Biller

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


For many Medical Billers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $30K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $34K. For Medical Billers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $36K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $37K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,095

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Medical Billers that is 13 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Medical Billers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+13 percent), Dallas (+9 percent), Phoenix (+8 percent), and Las Vegas (+7 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with El Paso Medical Billers earning much less — 29 percent less — than the national average. Employers in San Antonio and Detroit also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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What is it like working as a Medical Biller?

Medical Biller in Norfolk:
"Challenging and Fun."
Pros: The challenges that are presented on a day to day basis that keep the job interesting. Working with patient's everyday to help with any questions or concerns they may have. Learning about different insurance companies and how they work.
Cons: The amount of work can be overwhelming at times. The constant changes to medical laws and medical insurances can be confusing at times. You have to stay on your toes at all times when dealing with the different companies and organizations.

Medical Biller in Kinnelon:
"Pleasant."
Pros: It can be very challenging. It's very satisfying when a problem gets solved. I love my co workers.
Cons: It can be overwhelming. Hard to get answers from management.

Medical Biller in Muncie:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: I love processing claims, working with numbers, the knowledge, working with the insurance companies, how to fix claims and getting the most reimbursement possible.
Cons: Being pulled away from it to cover other jobs.

Medical Biller in Phoenix:
Pros: What I like about this employer is that we have flexible work and off days.
Cons: I have some input on reasons or things that would make me want to stay employed here with Emerald AR one of the main reasons I do not see myself here a year from now is "Emerald does not offer systemic salary increases. This does not mean that Emerald does not [ever] issue increases to salary, however performance is usually accounted for in the monthly bonus or promotion" what that tells me is I can be here for the next 10 years and not expect a change in my income unless it is my monthly bonus which does not rely only on myself but on each and every one of my team members I know that is the number one reason why my past co-workers have left is due to no increase in their salary even upon request. Even if we had individual goals that would be a plus. At the moment I know of 4 other employers actively searching for a higher paying position or the least a job with systemic salary increase. If Employers that are bilingual would get paid more would be a second reason that would make me stay.

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Experience Affects Medical Biller Salaries




National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Medical Biller Salaries


Accounts Receivable
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Medical Coding
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Medicare
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Billing
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Insurance
0%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
0%

Office Administration
0%

Medicaid
0%

National Average
$32,000

Data Entry
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Medical Records
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Data Processing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 471 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
medical benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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