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Medical Billing Clerk Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Medical Billing Clerks in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $13.20 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Although over a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and nearly two in five get dental coverage, too. The majority of Medical Billing Clerks claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$21,532 - $40,291
(Median)
$22K
$31K
$40K
MEDIAN: $30,551
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$9.97 - $17.60
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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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$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$21,532 - $40,291  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,192  
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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$20,881 - $37,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.97 - $17.60  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $26.97  
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 - $1,192  
   
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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$20,881 - $37,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 702
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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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Medical Billing Clerks may progress into high-paying roles like Medical Billing Supervisor, where median compensation is $41K annually. When Medical Billing Clerks are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Medical Billing Managers or Billing Clerks. Those roles pay an additional $13K and $2K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Medical Billing Clerk


Medical Billing Clerks seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Medicare, Accounts Receivable, Collections, and Insurance 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 Medical Billing Clerks, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. 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. After working for 10 to 20 years, Medical Billing Clerks make a median salary of $31K. As Medical Billing Clerks reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $33K.

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


Accounts Receivable
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Collections
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Billing
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Insurance
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Medical Coding
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$28,000

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 128 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: 61% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 35%
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