Most Medical Billing Clerks in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $13.85 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. About two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and more than two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. For the most part, Medical Billing Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,402 - $41,549
$22K
$31K
$42K
MEDIAN: $30,780
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$10.47 - $17.30
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MEDIAN: $13.85
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$22,402 - $41,549  
   
Bonus
$122.34 - $3,952  
Profit Sharing
$1,900  
Total Pay (?
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$22,023 - $37,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.47 - $17.30  
   
Overtime
$15.93 - $24.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$122.34 - $3,952  
   
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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$22,023 - $37,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 352

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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

  • Verify accuracy of billing data and revise any errors.
  • Review and retain medical records in order to compute fees and charges due.
  • Prepare bills or invoices, and record amount due for medical procedures and services.
  • Contact patients in order to obtain or relay account information.

Common Career Paths for Medical Billing Clerk


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Medical Billing Clerks who advance into the role of a Billing Manager are fairly uncommon. Billing Managers on average earn $46K per year. More commonly, Medical Billing Clerks become Medical Billing Managers or Billing Clerks.

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Popular Skills for Medical Billing Clerk


Medical Billing Clerks seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Customer Service, bill collections, Accounts Receivable, and Billing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office, Medicaid & Medicare Billing, and Medical Coding. 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.


Medical Billing Clerks with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $28K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $30K. On average, Medical Billing Clerks make $31K following one to two decades on the job. Medical Billing Clerks with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $32K.

Medical Billing Clerk Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Medical Billing Clerk

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
047
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Medical Billing Clerk Salaries




National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Medical Billing Clerk Salaries

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National Average
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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