Medical Biller Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Medical Billers in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $15.52 per hour. Cash earnings for Medical Billers — including $4K in bonuses and $4K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $25K to $44K depending on individual performance. While the particular city and the individual firm impact pay for this group, career length is the most influential factor. While some workers in this profession — more than a third — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and more than two-fifths have dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$24,762 - $51,772
$25K
$36K
$52K
MEDIAN: $36,295
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50%
90%

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$11.84 - $20.35
$12
$16
$20
MEDIAN: $15.57
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$0$51K
Salary $24,762 - $51,772
Bonus $203.77 - $3,643
Profit Sharing $248.32 - $4,651
Commission $3,050
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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$24,748 - $44,316
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 379
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $11.84 - $20.35
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $17.02 - $30.27
Annual Data $0$44K
Bonus $203.77 - $3,643
Commission $3,050
Profit Sharing $248.32 - $4,651
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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$24,748 - $44,316
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,203

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Job Description for Medical Biller

Medical billers are responsible for the billing and collection of medical debts. They work in an administrative capacity to ensure that patients are billed swiftly, accurately and with as much clarity as possible. Every time a patient receives medical attention, the appropriate payments are tallied up by the biller and issued in the appropriate format (by mail, online, or a combination of both). It's very important for medical billers to be able to understand the varying complexities of medical billing; this extends to different types of insurance plans, government assisted programs (Medicaid, Medicare, etc.), and how other discounts are applied to different groups of people. A strong understanding in this field will ensure that the billing is accurate, and easily fixed in the event of an error.

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Medical Biller Tasks

  • Verify accuracy of billing data and revise any errors.
  • Review and retain medical records in order to compute fees and charges due.
  • Prepare bills or invoices, and record amount due for medical procedures and services.
  • Contact patients in order to obtain or relay account information.

Common Career Paths for Medical Biller


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Though it's uncommon, some Medical Billers move into roles as Billing Managers, where pay is an average $46K per year. Medical Billers most frequently become Medical Billing Specialists and Medical Office Billers even though median compensation is $2K lower and $3K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Medical Biller


Survey results imply that Medical Billers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in bill collections, Accounts Receivable, Medicare, and Medical Coding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Medical Records, and Data Entry. Most people familiar with Billing also know Accounts Receivable and Medicaid & Medicare Billing. Most people experienced in Insurance also know Medicaid & Medicare Billing and Accounts Receivable.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Biller

Pay by Experience for a Medical Biller has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Biller with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 1,863 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Biller with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 1,090 salaries. An experienced Medical Biller which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 1,065 salaries. A Medical Biller with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 425 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,093

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Medical Billers, 10 percent above the national average. Medical Billers will also find cushy salaries in Sacramento (+9 percent), Las Vegas (+8 percent), Seattle (+8 percent), and Dallas (+7 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in Richmond. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Antonio and Tampa (11 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Medical Biller Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Medical Biller?

Medical Biller in Mansfield:
"Demanding!"
Pros: How exciting it can be, you must be a good problem solver. Multi Tasker. It's very demanding, when you've gone through all the motions to get a claim paid and it's successful it's a good feeling. When you keep being denied over and over, trying everything you know to be tried and true and it doesn't work. Yet finally it does, is an even greater feeling.
Cons: The stress mainly is the worst part.

Medical Biller in Tumwater:
"MTA."
Pros: What I like most about my job is I keep busy.
Cons: Management does not appreciate how hard we work.

Medical Biller in Van Nuys:
"Stressful."
Pros: I like being busy it keeps my mind occupied. And I love the patients at my job.
Cons: The Dr. I work for thinks he can push people around and insult them whenever he has a chance. Anorher thing is he underpays the wmployees who do the most work at the company.

Medical Biller in Pawtucket:
"Multitasking Analyst."
Pros: I like being part of the billing cycle that can impact positive cash flow.
Cons: Long wait calls to insurance companies.

Medical Biller in Kittanning:
"Good schedule."
Pros: Good schedule.
Cons: Making the same amount of money for the past 4 years-no benefits.

Medical Biller in Los Angeles:
Pros: Busy office work is simple and done daily.
Cons: Fast pace office politics.

Medical Biller in Saginaw:
"Medical Billing."
Pros: I like working with my co workers. I like being behind the scenes.
Cons: The pay and mad patients and insurance companies that don't want to pay claims.

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Key Stats for Medical Biller

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 592 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Medical Biller Salaries

▲14%

▲10%

▲3%

National Average
$33,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Medical Biller Salaries



▲1%

National Average
$33,000

▼1%



Billing
▼2%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼2%



▼3%


▼4%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 592 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 37%
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