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Medical Billing Clerk Salary

Medical Billing Clerks in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $12.94 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. One in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and around two in five claim dental coverage as well. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$21,535 - $44,830
(Median)
$22K
$31K
$45K
MEDIAN: $30,738
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$9.92 - $17.45
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$21,535 - $44,830  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,212  
Profit Sharing
$700 - $4,018  
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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$20,782 - $37,694  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $17.45  
   
Overtime
$1.48 - $26.90  
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$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,212  
   
Profit Sharing
$700 - $4,018  
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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$20,782 - $37,694  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 722
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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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While Medical Billing Clerks do not often become Medical Billing Supervisors, the job pays $41K per year on average. Medical Billing Clerks moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Medical Billing Managers or Billing Clerks. The median paychecks in those roles are $13K higher and $2K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Medical Billing Clerk


Medical Billing Clerks report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Medicare, Accounts Receivable, Collections, and Insurance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 6 percent. It is often found that people who know Billing are also skilled in 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 Medical Billing Clerks, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $26K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $29K. Medical Billing Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $30K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $33K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Medical Billing Clerk Reviews

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




Billing
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Insurance
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Medical Coding
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Data Entry
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Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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National Average
$28,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 33%