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Medical Biller Salary

Medical Billers in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $14.78 per hour for pay. In the world of Medical Billers, overall income ranges from $23K near the bottom to $42K at the top; this can include more than $1K from bonuses and more than $4K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and over a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by just over two-fifths. Most Medical Billers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$23,733 - $48,071
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$48K
MEDIAN: $34,652
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$10.87 - $19.54
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,733 - $48,071  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,040  
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $4,144  
Commission
$3,200 - $20,387  
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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$22,926 - $42,426  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 618
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.87 - $19.54  
   
Overtime
$11.85 - $29.54  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,040  
   
Commission
$3,200 - $20,387  
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $4,144  
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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$22,926 - $42,426  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,619

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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 who advance into the role of a Billing Manager are fairly uncommon. Billing Managers on average earn $45K per year. A more common career path for Medical Billers is stepping into the role of Medical Billing Specialist or Medical Office Biller.

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Popular Skills for Medical Biller


Medical Billers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Accounts Receivable, Collections, Medicare, and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Medical Records. Most people who know Insurance also know Medicaid & Medicare Billing and Accounts Receivable. For most people, competency in Billing indicates knowledge of Accounts Receivable and Medicaid & Medicare Billing.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Biller

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


For Medical Billers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $29K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $32K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Medical Billers bring in $35K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $37K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 23 percent, Medical Billers in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Medical Billers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+17 percent), New York (+12 percent), Chicago (+9 percent), and Sacramento (+7 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Orlando, 6 percent below the national average. San Antonio and Detroit are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 6 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.

Medical Biller Reviews

What is it like working as a Medical Biller?

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
$31,000


Skills That Affect Medical Biller Salaries

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 4%

Collections
up arrow 3%

Medicare
up arrow 2%

Billing
up arrow 1%

Insurance
up arrow 1%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 1%

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

Medicaid
up arrow 1%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
0%

Medical Coding
0%

Data Processing
0%

National Average
$31,000

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Medical Records
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 891 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 35%
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