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Medical Billing Clerk Salary

Women account for the majority of Medical Billing Clerks in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $13.08 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. 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 the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by approximately two in five. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$21,415 - $40,124
(Median)
$21K
$31K
$40K
MEDIAN: $30,551
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$9.91 - $17.54
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
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
$21,415 - $40,124  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,184  
Profit Sharing
$1,965 - $4,456  
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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$20,750 - $37,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $17.54  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $27.10  
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$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,184  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,965 - $4,456  
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).
)
$20,750 - $37,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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 may progress into high-paying roles like Medical Billing Supervisor, where median compensation is $41K annually. Medical Billing Managers or Billing Clerks are common next-step roles for Medical Billing Clerks moving up in their careers; annual pay for Medical Billing Managers is $13K higher on average, and it's $2K higher for Billing Clerks.

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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, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. Most people experienced in 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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 $29K. Medical Billing Clerks see a median salary of $31K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $34K.

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
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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
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 35%