A Medical Billing Specialist earns an average wage of $15.47 per hour.

$27,773 - $50,728
(Median)
$28K
$36K
$51K
MEDIAN: $36,268
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90%

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$11.97 - $20.18
(Median)
$12
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,773 - $50,728  
   
Bonus
$294.66 - $3,089  
Profit Sharing
$248.32 - $3,523  
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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$25,304 - $44,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 426
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.97 - $20.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.37  
Overtime
$17.08 - $29.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$294.66 - $3,089  
   
Profit Sharing
$248.32 - $3,523  
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).
)
$25,304 - $44,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,479
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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

  • 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 by Experience Level for Medical Billing Specialist

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,099

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What is it like working as a Medical Billing Specialist?

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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Experience Affects Medical Billing Specialist Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Medical Billing Specialist Salaries

Medicare
up arrow 4%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 3%

bill collections
up arrow 3%

Medical Coding
up arrow 3%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 3%

Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare
up arrow 2%

Claim Handling
up arrow 1%

Insurance
up arrow 1%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
up arrow 1%

Medical Records
up arrow 1%

Billing
0%

Medicaid Billing
0%

National Average
$33,000

Collections
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 384 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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