Women account for the majority of Medical Billing Clerks in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $13.80 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Medical Billing Clerks like their work and job satisfaction is high. Some workers in this field — more than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by more than two-fifths. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$22,477 - $41,552
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$42K
MEDIAN: $31,740
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$10.46 - $17.31
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$22,477 - $41,552  
   
Bonus
$124.16 - $3,896  
Profit Sharing
$1,900  
Total Pay (?
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$22,012 - $37,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.46 - $17.31  
   
Overtime
$16.50 - $24.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$124.16 - $3,896  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,900  
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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$22,012 - $37,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 356
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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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Though it's uncommon, some Medical Billing Clerks move into roles as Billing Managers, where pay is an average $46K per year. It is more probable, however, that Medical Billing Clerks become Medical Billing Managers or Billing Clerks.

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Popular Skills for Medical Billing Clerk


Medical Billing Clerks report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Customer Service, bill collections, Billing, and Accounts Receivable are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office and Medicaid & Medicare Billing. For most people, competency in Billing indicates knowledge of 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.


Medical Billing Clerks with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $28K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $30K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $31K in this role. As Medical Billing Clerks reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in 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
$29,000


Skills That Affect Medical Billing Clerk Salaries

Customer Service
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Billing
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Accounts Receivable
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bill collections
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National Average
$29,000

Insurance
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Medical Coding
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Data Entry
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Medicare
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Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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