Medical Billing Clerk Salary

Most Medical Billing Clerks in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $13.30 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. While over a third report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and more than a third have dental, as well. Work is enjoyable for Medical Billing Clerks, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$22,174 - $39,524
(Median)
$22K
$30K
$40K
MEDIAN: $30,353
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$10.03 - $17.69
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$10
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$22,174 - $39,524  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,188  
Profit Sharing
$1,800 - $4,380  
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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$21,008 - $37,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $17.69  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $26.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,188  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,800 - $4,380  
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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$21,008 - $37,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 695
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Job Description for Medical Billing Clerk

Medical billing clerks are responsible for all aspects of medical billing and payments. This primarily involves working with patients to collect payment on outstanding medical bills. They answer patient questions regarding repayment methods and billing disputes, as well as work with insurance companies, Medicare, and Medicaid to collect payment on medical bills and post received funds to hospital accounts. Medical billing clerks analyze older billing records and make recommendations for payment recovery; they may refer bills for collection after exhausting all attempts to contact patients. They manage billing records (ensuring the accuracy of all information) and work with aged trial balance (ATB) reports to manage claims.

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Medical Billing Clerk 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 Billing Clerk


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For Medical Billing Clerks, progressing to a Medical Billing Supervisor role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Medical Billing Supervisor can earn $41K annually. Medical Billing Managers or Billing Clerks are common next-step roles for Medical Billing Clerks moving up in their careers; annual pay for Medical Billing Managers is $13K higher on average, and it's $2K higher for Billing Clerks.

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Popular Skills for Medical Billing Clerk


Medical Billing Clerks generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Medicare, Accounts Receivable, Collections, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with Billing also know Medicaid & Medicare Billing and Accounts Receivable.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Billing Clerk

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


For many Medical Billing Clerks, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $26K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $30K. Medical Billing Clerks see a median salary of $30K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $34K.

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What is it like working as a Medical Billing Clerk?

Medical Billing Clerk in Kendall Park:
"Not What I Signed Up For!"
Pros: I don't have to answer all calls that come in.
Cons: There are too many responsibilities and not enough time to do everything.

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Experience Affects Medical Billing Clerk Salaries




National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Medical Billing Clerk Salaries

Accounts Receivable
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Medicare
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Collections
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Insurance
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Medical Coding
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Microsoft Office
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Billing
0%

National Average
$28,000

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 36%
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