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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 $14.76 per hour. 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. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. 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. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job.

$23,561 - $48,547
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$49K
MEDIAN: $34,683
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$10.82 - $19.53
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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
$23,561 - $48,547  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,035  
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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$22,814 - $42,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 597
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.82 - $19.53  
   
Overtime
$11.70 - $29.47  
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 - $1,035  
   
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).
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$22,814 - $42,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,510

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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. However, becoming a Medical Billing Specialist or Medical Office Biller is a more frequent transition for Medical Billers.

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Popular Skills for Medical Biller


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Accounts Receivable, Collections, Medicare, and Insurance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Medical Records. Those proficient in Billing are, more often than not, also skilled in Accounts Receivable and Medicaid & Medicare Billing. Most people skilled in Insurance are similarly competent in 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 Medical Billers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $29K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $32K. For Medical Billers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $35K. Medical Billers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $37K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Medical Billers, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 27 percent above the national average. Medical Billers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+19 percent), Dallas (+17 percent), New York (+11 percent), and Chicago (+9 percent). Trailing the national average by 7 percent, Orlando is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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%

Microsoft Office
0%

Data Processing
0%

National Average
$31,000

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Medical Records
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 898 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
10%

Common Health Benefits

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