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Medical Claims Analyst Salary

Medical Claims Analysts in the United States pull down an average of $15.51 per hour. Women make up the vast majority of Medical Claims Analysts (83 percent) who answered the questionnaire. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Though the majority of Medical Claims Analysts do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,803 - $64,775
(Median)
$31K
$41K
$65K
MEDIAN: $41,292
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$12.44 - $21.49
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,803 - $64,775  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,980  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $4,250  
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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$27,690 - $55,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.44 - $21.49  
   
Overtime
$18.32 - $32.29  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,980  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $4,250  
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).
)
$27,690 - $55,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 156

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Job Description for Medical Claims Analyst

Medical claims analysts typically work for insurance companies as the person who verifies or audits medical claims to ensure the accuracy of company reimbursement payments. They usually work at a computer workstation in an office environment. Because the job is highly computerized, many companies offer flexible, remote, or work-from-home shifts.

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Medical Claims Analyst Tasks

  • Create reports and documentation for regulatory bodies, lawyers and other groups.
  • Analyze database and contracts to make adjustments, report on current state and research claims.
  • Process denials, refunds, appeals and claim status.
  • Communicate with patients, payers and insurance to follow up and resolve claims.
  • Work with patients to set up payment plans and confirm coverage and claim status.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Claims Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Medical Claims Analysts, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $33K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $38K. Medical Claims Analysts claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $39K. 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 $44K.

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Experience Affects Medical Claims Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 10%
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