Most Medical Billers in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $15.23 per hour. Cash earnings for Medical Billers — including $3K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $24K to $43K depending on individual performance. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by residence, followed by career duration and the individual firm. Most Medical Billers report high levels of job satisfaction. Although more than a third lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than two-fifths get dental coverage, too. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$24,483 - $50,046
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,483 - $50,046  
   
Bonus
$197.46 - $3,130  
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $4,848  
Commission
$3,150  
Total Pay (?
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$24,312 - $43,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 432
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.59 - $20.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$15.79 - $29.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$197.46 - $3,130  
   
Commission
$3,150  
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $4,848  
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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$24,312 - $43,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,400

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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Medical Billers sometimes become Billing Managers, where the average income is $46K per year. Many Medical Billers advance into roles as Medical Billing Specialists or Medical Office Billers, but the median salaries are $1K lower and $2K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Medical Biller


Medical Billers report using 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. Those who learned Insurance also tend to know Medicaid & Medicare Billing and Accounts Receivable. Those educated in Billing tend to be well versed in 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.


Medical Billers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $30K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $34K. Medical Billers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $36K. Medical Billers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $38K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,243

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Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Medical Billers, 15 percent higher than the national average. Medical Billers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+13 percent), New York (+10 percent), Dallas (+10 percent), and Las Vegas (+8 percent). Richmond is the lowest-paying area, 9 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in San Antonio and Tampa (8 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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 476 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Medical Biller Salaries




National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Medical Biller Salaries







Billing
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Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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Office Administration
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National Average
$32,000






Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 476 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
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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