Medical Billing Salary Information & Resources
The most reputable source for information on medical billing professionals’ pay is the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is a branch of the U.S. Department of Labor and which categorizes medical billers in the Medical Records and Health Information Technologists category. The Bureau of Labor Statistics' May 2015 data includes information on:
- Average annual wages - The average salary reported is $40,430 a year, or an hourly average of over $19 an hour.
- Medical biller salary range - The report states that the middle 50% of medical billers and the other professionals in the Medical Records and Health Information Management category earn between $29,130 and $48,510 a year.
- Top employers by industry - The top 3 employers of professionals in this category are general medical and surgical hospitals, offices of physicians, and nursing care facilities. These different employers vary in the average pay they offer: general medical and surgical hospitals pay an average of $43,080 a year; physicians’ offices pay an average of $34,940 a year; and nursing care facilities pay an average of $37,550 a year.
Medical billers can be found working in a variety of healthcare facility, and the employers mentioned in the Bureau of Labor Statistics report simply employ the largest numbers. The medical billing salary you can expect to earn varies by employer and geographic location, and it has the potential to increase as you gain experience.