Medical Billing Specialist Salary

The average wage for a Medical Billing Specialist is $15.59 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$27,847 - $51,218
$28K
$37K
$51K
MEDIAN: $36,502
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50%
90%

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$12.17 - $20.26
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MEDIAN: $15.66
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$27,847 - $51,218  
   
Bonus
$300.86 - $3,469  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $3,575  
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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$25,717 - $44,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 459
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.17 - $20.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.37  
Overtime
$17.92 - $30.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$300.86 - $3,469  
   
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $3,575  
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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$25,717 - $44,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,607

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Job Description for Medical Billing Specialist

Medical billing specialists are responsible for improving processes and resolving issues related to medical billing within a healthcare organization, as well as facilitating billing processes with standardized practices and assisting with accounting and customer service. These specialists have strong interpersonal skills to assist patients, physicians, and other health professionals and use their problem-solving abilities to resolve conflicts caused by billing errors. They generally work with a team of specialists to address medical codes and billing department procedures.

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Medical Billing Specialist 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Billing Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Medical Billing Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Billing Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 1,361 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Billing Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 874 salaries. An experienced Medical Billing Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 930 salaries. A Medical Billing Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 403 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,487

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Medical Billing Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Medical Billing Specialist?

Medical Billing Specialist in Indianapolis:
"There is good flexibility, can work independently."
Pros: The environment my co workers, some of the perks and the flexibility of the job.
Cons: The pay and the amount of work that is put on me.

Medical Billing Specialist in 46383:
Pros: The managers are fantastic and the flexibility if I need time off and the other staff. It's a good work environment.
Cons: Owners never acknowledge the work that the staff does for their business. We don't feel appreciated by the doctors who own the practice.

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Key Stats for Medical Billing Specialist

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 426 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Medical Billing Specialist Salaries

▲11%

▲7%

▲1%

National Average
$33,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Medical Billing Specialist Salaries


▲3%







Insurance
▼0%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
▼0%

National Average
$33,000

Billing
▼1%


▼1%

Medicaid Billing
▼1%

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 426 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 27%
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