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How Much Did Medical Billers Make in 2021?

In 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics began separating the occupational statistics of medical billers and medical coders. Although similar, the two have always been separate occupations; so the occupational data of both professions is being reported individually.

A medical biller will take the information received by the medical coder, input it into billing-specific software, and submit it to a patient’s insurance company. The information the insurance company receives will determine how the patient is billed for varying procedures.

Pay and Salary Information

Medical billing clerks play an important role in hospital billing systems and insurance information. An accurate report of information to a patient’s insurance provider can provide coverage that is crucial to patient needs.

In 2021, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the average annual salary of medical billing clerks was $42,750. The top 10 percent of medical billing clerks averaged $59,750. Your pay will vary depending on your state, and may be higher in states not connected to the continental United States.

States with the highest pay for medical billers in 2021:

  • Massachusetts – $50,190
  • Alaska – $49,640
  • Connecticut  – $48,820
  • California – $48,240

Metropolitan areas with the highest pay for medical billers in 2021:

  • New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA – $48,850
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach- Anaheim, CA – $47,300
  • Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI – $46,020
  • Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX – $42,600

Employment Information

Industries with the highest employment levels for medical billers in 2021:

  • Offices of physicians – 77,670
  • General medical and surgical hospitals – 34,400
  • Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services – 30,910
  • Offices of other health practitioners – 20,760 

States with the highest employment levels for medical billers in 2021

  • California – 55,620
  • Texas – 38,160
  • New York – 28,700
  • Florida – 27,190

Become a Medical Billing Clerk Today!

Medical billing clerks have an important job when it comes to taking information from medical coders and transferring it accurately to the insurance companies. If you are an organized individual, with a mind oriented toward numbers and data, who would enjoy working in a medical setting, becoming a medical billing clerk may be perfect for you.

To explore your opportunities for training as a medical billing clerk, search our schools to find a program near you!


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