Medical Billing Specialist Salary (United States)

A Medical Billing Specialist earns an average wage of $14.62 per hour.
Medical Billing Specialist Salary (?
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$24,271 - $46,080
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MEDIAN: $33,646
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Medical Billing Specialist Salary (?
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$10.98 - $18.81
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,271 - $46,080  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,482  
Profit Sharing
$289.06 - $5,057  
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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$23,346 - $41,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 463
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.98 - $18.81  
   
Overtime
$8.58 - $27.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,482  
   
Profit Sharing
$289.06 - $5,057  
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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$23,346 - $41,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,841
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Job Description for Medical Billing Specialist

Hospitals and other medical operations simply cannot afford to operate unless the bills that they issue are paid. Medical billing specialists ensure that patients have access to bills and understand their options for payment. Billing services can be complicated and a medical billing specialist may need to sit down with a patient and explain what the terms mean. To work as a medical billing specialist, one is usually only required to have a high school diploma or equivalent. Other job requirements are being adept with computer usage and being able to understand different types of documents. Basic math skills are necessary along with the ability to effectively communicate with patients.
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Medical Billing Specialist 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.

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Pay Difference By Location

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Seattle
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Denver
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San Diego
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Charlotte
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Atlanta
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National Average
$31,000
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Experience Affects Medical Billing Specialist Salaries

National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Medical Billing Specialist Salaries

Accounts Receivable
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Collections
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Medical Coding
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Billing
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Insurance
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Claim Handling
up arrow 1%
Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare
up arrow 1%
Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Medicare
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Medicaid & Medicare Billing
0%
Medical Records
0%
Medical Credentialing
0%
National Average
$31,000
Customer Service
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Data Entry
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Medicaid Billing
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 30%