Medical Billing Specialist Salary (United States)

A Medical Billing Specialist earns an average wage of $14.57 per hour.
Medical Billing Specialist Total Pay (?
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$24,366 - $45,977
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MEDIAN: $33,758
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Medical Billing Specialist Total Pay (?
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$10.92 - $18.72
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,366 - $45,977  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,512  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $5,030  
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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$23,241 - $40,891  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,430
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.92 - $18.72  
   
Overtime
$9.70 - $27.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,512  
   
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $5,030  
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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$23,241 - $40,891  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,430
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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Seattle
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Denver
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San Diego
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Chicago
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National Average
$31,000
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Pittsburgh
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Experience Affects Medical Billing Specialist Salaries

National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Medical Billing Specialist Salaries

Collections
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Medical Coding
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Accounts Receivable
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Insurance
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Billing
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Claim Handling
0%
Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare
0%
Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
0%
National Average
$31,000
Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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Customer Service
up arrow 1%
Medicare
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Medical Records
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Medical Credentialing
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Data Entry
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Medicaid Billing
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Gender
Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 29%
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