$33,557
Avg. Salary
$14.16
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$509

Bonus

$1,800

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Medical Billing Clerk is $14.16 per hour.

The average pay for a Medical Billing Clerk is $33,557 per year.

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$10.83
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$14.16
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$18.33
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$22k
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$44k
90%
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MEDIAN $33,557
$22,102 - $44,253
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MEDIAN: $33,557
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$10.83 - $18.33
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$0$44K
Salary $22,102 - $44,253
Bonus $101 - $3,218
Profit Sharing $1,800
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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$22,626 - $39,828
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 78
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $10.83 - $18.33
Hourly Tips $0.50
Overtime $14.93 - $25.16
Annual Data $0$39K
Bonus $101 - $3,218
Profit Sharing $1,800
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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$22,626 - $39,828
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 595

Job Description

Medical billing clerks are responsible for all aspects of medical billing and payments. This primarily involves working with patients to collect payment on outstanding medical bills. They answer patient questions regarding repayment methods and billing disputes, as well as work with insurance companies, Medicare, and Medicaid to collect payment on medical bills and post received funds to hospital accounts. Medical billing clerks analyze older billing records and make recommendations for payment recovery; they may refer bills for collection after exhausting all attempts to contact patients. They manage billing records (ensuring the accuracy of all information) and work with aged trial balance (ATB) reports to manage claims.

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While Medical Billing Clerks do not often become Billing Managers, the job pays $46K per year on average. More often, however, Medical Billing Clerks go on to become Medical Billing Managers or Billing Clerks.

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Popular Skills


Survey takers working as Medical Billing Clerks report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Customer Service, bill collections, Accounts Receivable, and Billing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Medicaid & Medicare Billing, and Medical Coding. Those proficient in Billing are, more often than not, also skilled in Medicaid & Medicare Billing and Accounts Receivable.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Medical Billing Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Billing Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 232 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Billing Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 87 salaries. An experienced Medical Billing Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 92 salaries. A Medical Billing Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 29 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,108

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

For those looking to make money, Medical Billing Clerks in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. Medical Billing Clerks will also find cushy salaries in New York (+3 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Los Angeles is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Miami and San Antonio (8 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Medical Billing Clerk?

Medical Billing Clerk in Kendall Park:
"Not What I Signed Up For!"
Pros: I don't have to answer all calls that come in.
Cons: There are too many responsibilities and not enough time to do everything.

Related Job Salaries

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲5%

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$30,000

▼8%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Customer Service
▲2%

National Average
$30,000


Accounts Receivable
▼2%

Billing
▼3%

▼3%

▼3%

▼3%

▼4%




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 41%