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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 $13.10 per hour. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Medical Billing Clerks. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by around two in five. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$21,532 - $40,291
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$22K
$31K
$40K
MEDIAN: $30,551
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$9.93 - $17.56
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$9
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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 - $1,100  
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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$20,795 - $37,610  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $17.56  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $26.93  
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 - $1,100  
   
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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$20,795 - $37,610  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 701

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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 who go on to become Medical Billing Supervisors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Medical Billing Supervisors is $41K annually. A common career progression for a Medical Billing Clerk is to become a Medical Billing Manager or a Billing Clerk. Compared to Medical Billing Clerks, the first group earns $13K more on average, and the second group earns $2K more.

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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 Insurance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 5 percent, 4 percent, 3 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Medical Billing Clerks — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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 see a median salary of $31K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $34K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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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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Collections
up arrow 3%

Insurance
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Billing
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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
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
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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