Medical Billing Salary for Entry Level Medical Billing Specialists
The medical billing salary for entry-level medical billing specialists can vary depending on specialty and location.
Entry-level medical billing salary comparing Phoenix, Los Angeles, and New York:
According to payscale.com, if you are an entry-level medical billing specialist working in Phoenix, your salary is likely to be around $15.00 an hour. 25% of entry-level medical billing specialists based in Phoenix make between $13 and $10.21 an hour and 25% make between $17.00 and $18.34 an hour.
If you are an entry-level medical billing specialist working in Los Angeles, your salary is also likely to be around $15.00 an hour. 25% of LA-based entry-level medical billing specialists make between $10 and $11 an hour and 25% make between $16.00 and $17.15 hour.
If you are an entry-level medical billing specialist working in New York, your salary is also likely to be around $15.00 an hour. 25% of NY-based entry-level medical billing specialists make between $11.33 and $13 an hour and 25% make between $18.00 and $20.27 hour.
If you would like to be placed in a medical billing specialist job, contact Desert Medical Careers at (602) 468-6300.
Your salary as a medical billing specialist will also vary depending on the type of healthcare organization that hires you:
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that professional, scientific, and technical services pay the highest, however, they only employ about 7% of the medical billing community. Hospitals are a close second and you are very likely to find employment opportunities with hospitals as they account for about 36% of medical biller employers. The lowest paying organizations are offices of physicians. You are likely to find opportunities with physicians’ offices because they account for 19% of the employed medical billing specialists.
If your entry-level medical billing salary isn’t as much as you think you should be getting paid based on what you’ve read here, there are a few things you can do.
- You could stay where you are currently employed for a couple of years so you can get the minimum years of experience under your belt that higher-paying jobs will be asking you to have.
- You can also get a certification through the AAPC for Certified Professional Biller. Getting certified will allow you ask for more pay from your current employer and give you more leverage when you seek your next job.
- Lastly, you can reach out to an employment agency, such as ours, to get a better job now. The reason we can usually get you a better job than the one you acquired on your own is that we have long-standing trusted relationships with the employers for which we recruit. This means they trust us and are likely willing to pay more for an employee that we say is worth more.
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