Medical Billing Clerk Salary

Most Medical Billing Clerks in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $13.95 per hour. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Medical Billing Clerks claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by more than two-fifths. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$22,160 - $45,574
$22K
$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $34,006
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50%
90%

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$10.68 - $18.37
$11
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.11
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$0$45K
Salary $22,160 - $45,574
Bonus $146.81 - $2,315
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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$22,434 - $39,939
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 43
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $10.68 - $18.37
Hourly Tips $0.50
Overtime $16.22 - $25.05
Annual Data $0$39K
Bonus $146.81 - $2,315
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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$22,434 - $39,939
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 318

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Job Description for Medical Billing Clerk

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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Medical Billing Clerk 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 Billing Clerk


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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 for Medical Billing Clerk


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 for Medical Billing Clerk

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: $30,107

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).

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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.

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Key Stats for Medical Billing Clerk

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Medical Billing Clerk Salaries

▲5%

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$30,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Medical Billing Clerk 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 56 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 42%
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