$36,691
Avg. Salary
$15.52
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$802

Profit Sharing

$1,221

Commission

$4,800

The average pay for a Medical Biller is $15.52 per hour.

The average pay for a Medical Biller is $36,691 per year.

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$0$51K
Salary $24,981 - $51,287
Bonus $198 - $3,292
Profit Sharing $291 - $3,987
Commission $0.00 - $24,481
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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$24,712 - $44,408
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 759
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $11.81 - $20.41
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $16.16 - $30.25
Annual Data $0$44K
Bonus $198 - $3,292
Commission $0.00 - $24,481
Profit Sharing $291 - $3,987
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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$24,712 - $44,408
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 6,029

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.

Medical Biller Pay By Employer

$0$39K

$30,940

$35,724

$24,339

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: $33,031

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 Bakersfield:
"It is challening but always learning new information."
Pros: Working with patient's in resolving there billing accounts .
Cons: Compensation.

Medical Biller in Vancouver:
"Flexible hours, no dress code."
Pros: Flexible hours.
Cons: Not enough pay for what I have to do.

Medical Biller in Woodbridge:
"Medical biller at Serenity."
Pros: Cares for elderly at home care and disabled.
Cons: Nothing at this time.

Medical Biller in Tampa:
"Why do managers treat people unequally and gets away with it."
I went to school as a Medical Biller and never got a job as a biller, I send seventy applications and the ones that reply said we cannot take you because you have no experience. So, if no one employ you how can you gain experiance. I started to work as a Tech and then I met someone from my church who help me to get this joy where I am working for 9 years.

Medical Biller in Muncie:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: I love processing claims, working with numbers, the knowledge, working with the insurance companies, how to fix claims and getting the most reimbursement possible.
Cons: Being pulled away from it to cover other jobs.

Medical Biller in Phoenix:
Pros: What I like about this employer is that we have flexible work and off days.
Cons: I have some input on reasons or things that would make me want to stay employed here with Emerald AR one of the main reasons I do not see myself here a year from now is "Emerald does not offer systemic salary increases. This does not mean that Emerald does not [ever] issue increases to salary, however performance is usually accounted for in the monthly bonus or promotion" what that tells me is I can be here for the next 10 years and not expect a change in my income unless it is my monthly bonus which does not rely only on myself but on each and every one of my team members I know that is the number one reason why my past co-workers have left is due to no increase in their salary even upon request. Even if we had individual goals that would be a plus. At the moment I know of 4 other employers actively searching for a higher paying position or the least a job with systemic salary increase. If Employers that are bilingual would get paid more would be a second reason that would make me stay.

Medical Biller in Los Banos:
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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 1052 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Medical Biller Salaries

▲15%

▲10%

▲3%

National Average
$33,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Medical Biller Salaries



▲1%


National Average
$33,000

▼1%


Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼1%

Billing
▼2%



▼3%


▼4%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1052 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 37%