Medical Biller Salary

The larger portion of Medical Billers in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $15.31 per hour. In the world of Medical Billers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $3K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $24K and $43K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career duration, followed by the particular city and the particular employer. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Medical Billers. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,595 - $49,891
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$36K
$50K
MEDIAN: $35,877
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$11.68 - $20.14
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MEDIAN: $15.31
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,595 - $49,891  
   
Bonus
$198.56 - $3,256  
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $4,894  
Commission
$2,500  
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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$24,451 - $43,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 419
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.68 - $20.14  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$16.04 - $29.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$198.56 - $3,256  
   
Commission
$2,500  
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $4,894  
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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$24,451 - $43,474  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,244

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Medical Biller


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While Medical Billers do not often become Billing Managers, the job pays $46K per year on average. Many Medical Billers go on to become Medical Billing Specialists or Medical Office Billers despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $1K lower and $2K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Medical Biller


Medical Billers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in bill collections, Accounts Receivable, Medicare, and Medical Coding are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know Billing also know Accounts Receivable and Medicaid & Medicare Billing. It is often found that people who know Insurance are also skilled in Medicaid & Medicare Billing and Accounts Receivable.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Biller

Pay by Experience for a Medical Biller has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Biller with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 1,863 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Biller with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 1,090 salaries. An experienced Medical Biller which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 1,065 salaries. A Medical Biller with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 425 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,430

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For those looking to make money, Medical Billers in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 12 percent above the national average. Medical Billers will also find cushy salaries in Sacramento (+11 percent), Las Vegas (+10 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), and Dallas (+8 percent). Falling short of the national average by 10 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Richmond. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include San Antonio (9 percent lower) and Tampa (4 percent lower).

Medical Biller Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Medical Biller

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 468 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Medical Biller Salaries

▲17%

▲12%

▲5%

National Average
$32,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Medical Biller Salaries



▲3%

▲1%



Billing
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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National Average
$32,000



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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 468 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
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 37%