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. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by nearly two in five. The majority of Medical Billing Clerks claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$22,114 - $38,791

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$10.03 - $17.66

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$22,114 - $38,791  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,020  
Profit Sharing
$1,769 - $3,718  
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 - $37,614  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $17.66  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $27.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,020  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,769 - $3,718  
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 - $37,614  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 695
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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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There are some Medical Billing Clerks — though it's uncommon — that transition into Billing Managers, where earnings are an average $45K annually. 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


Survey results suggest that Medical Billing Clerks use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Accounts Receivable, Medicare, Collections, and Medical Coding 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.


For Medical Billing Clerks, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $26K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $30K. Medical Billing Clerks bring in $30K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $33K.

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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
up arrow 4%

Collections
up arrow 3%

Medicare
up arrow 3%

Insurance
up arrow 1%

Medical Coding
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Billing
0%

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
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 36%
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