Medical Billing Clerk Salary

Women comprise the majority of Medical Billing Clerks in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $13.27 per hour on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. While over a third report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and more than a third have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$22,174 - $40,226
(Median)
$22K
$30K
$40K
MEDIAN: $30,480
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$10.02 - $17.68
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$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$22,174 - $40,226  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,216  
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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$21,005 - $37,895  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.02 - $17.68  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $26.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,216  
   
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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$21,005 - $37,895  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 700
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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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At the upper end, Medical Billing Clerks who move into a Medical Billing Supervisor role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Medical Billing Supervisors is a much higher $41K per year. 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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Accounts Receivable, Medicare, Collections, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $26K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $30K. Medical Billing Clerks bring in $31K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $34K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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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Medicare
up arrow 4%

Collections
up arrow 2%

Billing
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Insurance
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Medical Coding
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

National Average
$28,000

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 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: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 36%
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