Medical Billing Clerk Salary

Most Medical Billing Clerks in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $13.32 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $10.07 per hour, and the top verges on $17.62. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Medical Billing Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and about two in five receive dental plans. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$21,524 - $40,495
(Median)
$22K
$31K
$40K
MEDIAN: $30,539
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$10.07 - $17.62
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$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$21,524 - $40,495  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,009  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$21,054 - $37,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $17.62  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$1.48 - $26.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,009  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$21,054 - $37,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 669
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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 Billing Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Billing Manager can earn $46K annually. Typical career progression for a Medical Billing Clerk involves becoming a Medical Billing Manager or a Billing Clerk, roles that pay $13K more and $2K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Medical Billing Clerk


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Accounts Receivable, Medicare, Collections, and Medical Coding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service. Those proficient in Billing are, more often than not, 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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $26K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $30K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $31K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Medical Billing Clerks with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $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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Medicare
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Medical Coding
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Billing
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Insurance
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National Average
$28,000

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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Data Entry
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Microsoft Office
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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