Women comprise the majority of Senior Medical Billing Specialists in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $18.20 per hour on average. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — approximately one in five — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Senior Medical Billing Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$30,238 - $57,705
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$58K
MEDIAN: $45,359
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$14.58 - $23.20
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,238 - $57,705  
   
Bonus
$805 - $6,953  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$30,527 - $51,908  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.58 - $23.20  
   
Overtime
$16.77 - $33.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$805 - $6,953  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$30,527 - $51,908  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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Job Description for Senior Medical Billing Specialist

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Medical Billing Specialist


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A lot of Senior Medical Billing Specialists move on to become Billing Managers, that group gets paid a slightly higher $46K on average.

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Popular Skills for Senior Medical Billing Specialist


Senior Medical Billing Specialists who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Medicaid & Medicare Billing, Accounts Receivable, and Medical Coding can expect to be compensated well for these skills. For most people, competency in Medicaid & Medicare Billing indicates knowledge of Accounts Receivable.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Medical Billing Specialist

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Senior Medical Billing Specialists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $36K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $39K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $40K in this role. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Experience Affects Senior Medical Billing Specialist Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Senior Medical Billing Specialist Salaries

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
0%

National Average
$39,000

Accounts Receivable
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Medical Coding
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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