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Medical Biller Salary

Most Medical Billers in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $14.73 per hour. Total cash compensation to Medical Billers approaches anywhere from $23K on the lower end to $42K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $1K from bonuses and upwards of $4K from profit sharing. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — close to a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by more than two-fifths. Work is enjoyable for Medical Billers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$23,636 - $48,579
(Median)
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49K
MEDIAN: $34,820
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$10.76 - $19.42
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,636 - $48,579  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,039  
Profit Sharing
$289.06 - $4,118  
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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$22,720 - $42,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 572
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.76 - $19.42  
   
Overtime
$11.57 - $29.26  
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 - $1,039  
   
Commission
$3,200 - $20,387  
Profit Sharing
$289.06 - $4,118  
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).
)
$22,720 - $42,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,298
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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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There are some Medical Billers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Billing Managers, where earnings are an average $45K annually. It is more probable, however, that Medical Billers become Medical Billing Specialists or Medical Office Billers.

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Popular Skills for Medical Biller


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Accounts Receivable, Collections, Insurance, and Billing are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Medical Records. Those who learned Insurance also tend to know Medicaid & Medicare Billing and Accounts Receivable. Most people skilled in Billing are similarly competent 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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $28K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $32K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Medical Billers make a median salary of $35K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $37K.

Pay Difference by Location


Medical Billers will find that Seattle offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 28 percent. Medical Billers will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+20 percent), Dallas (+17 percent), Chicago (+9 percent), and New York (+9 percent). Falling short of the national average by 9 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Detroit.

Medical Biller Reviews

What is it like working as a Medical Biller?
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%

Billing
up arrow 2%

Insurance
up arrow 2%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
up arrow 1%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 1%

Medicare
up arrow 1%

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

Medicaid
up arrow 1%

Medical Coding
0%

Data Entry
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

Data Processing
0%

National Average
$31,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Medical Records
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 853 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 34%