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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Billing Specialist Salary

$36,394 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$17.50 hourly

Entry level Salary
$27,000 yearly
$27,000
10 %
$36,394
Median
$47,000
90 %

How much does a Billing Specialist make?

Billing specialists make $36,394 per year on average, or $17.5 per hour, in the United States. Billing specialists on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $27,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $47,000.

Location impacts how much a billing specialist can expect to make. Billing specialists make the most in Delaware, West Virginia, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

Highest Paying States For Billing Specialists

The darker areas on the map show where billing specialists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Billing Specialist average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Delaware$48,389$23.26113
2New York$43,223$20.781,300
3District of Columbia$66,185$31.82125
4West Virginia$44,508$21.40116
5Minnesota$40,789$19.61531
6Wyoming$38,093$18.3153
7Oregon$39,746$19.11382
8Massachusetts$42,837$20.59704
9Pennsylvania$37,622$18.091,100
10New Jersey$42,508$20.44654
11Vermont$38,533$18.5371
12North Dakota$38,625$18.5773
13Ohio$36,767$17.68878
14Maryland$42,827$20.59526
15Connecticut$43,212$20.77219
16Rhode Island$38,970$18.7495
17Alaska$39,604$19.0471
18Michigan$36,079$17.35646
19Nebraska$35,589$17.11230
20Virginia$40,430$19.44755
21Illinois$39,127$18.81883
22Washington$40,809$19.62507
23Iowa$34,795$16.73387
24North Carolina$35,925$17.27841
25Indiana$34,984$16.82560
26Wisconsin$36,907$17.74392
27South Dakota$35,283$16.9684
28New Hampshire$36,662$17.63137
29Hawaii$35,204$16.9389
30Kentucky$34,116$16.40293
31Utah$33,076$15.90308
32Missouri$34,239$16.46488
33Maine$35,220$16.93100
34Nevada$33,047$15.89192
35Kansas$34,461$16.57233
36Texas$32,470$15.611,833
37Colorado$36,339$17.47418
38Arizona$31,976$15.37587
39Idaho$34,283$16.48121
40Montana$35,029$16.8480
41Florida$30,887$14.851,714
42Georgia$32,565$15.66850
43Tennessee$31,190$15.00522
44California$35,560$17.101,926
45Arkansas$27,940$13.43250
46Louisiana$29,244$14.06253
47South Carolina$31,813$15.29265
48Mississippi$30,920$14.87109
49Oklahoma$28,682$13.79219
50Alabama$28,516$13.71286
51New Mexico$26,711$12.84141

Highest Paying Cities For Billing Specialists

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Washington, DC$66,253$31.85
2New York, NY$43,652$20.99
3Baltimore, MD$42,798$20.58
4Boston, MA$42,721$20.54
5Seattle, WA$41,005$19.71
6Saint Paul, MN$40,851$19.64
7Richmond, VA$40,422$19.43
8Portland, OR$39,895$19.18
9Chicago, IL$39,375$18.93
10Philadelphia, PA$38,108$18.32
11Columbus, OH$37,184$17.88
12Jacksonville, NC$36,550$17.57
13Denver, CO$36,426$17.51
14Detroit, MI$36,205$17.41
15Omaha, NE$35,965$17.29

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. Washington, DC
  2. New York, NY
  3. Baltimore, MD
  4. Boston, MA
  5. Seattle, WA

Billing Specialist Salary Details

Billing Specialist Salary

What is a Billing Specialist's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$47,000$3,917$23
75th Percentile$41,000$3,417$20
Average$36,394$3,033$18
25th Percentile$31,000$2,583$15
10th Percentile$27,000$2,250$13

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Biller$38,968$3,247$18.7335,740
Medical Billing Clerk$33,437$2,786$16.08164,870
Billing And Insurance Coordinator$50,149$4,179$24.1167,385
Billing Representative$33,791$2,816$16.2595,425
Medical Billing, Receptionist$35,508$2,959$17.07115,714
Billing Administrator$45,391$3,783$21.8271,952

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Quest Diagnostics Jobs (95)
  2. R+L Carriers Jobs (142)
  3. AT&T Jobs (222)
  4. Cerner Jobs (90)
  5. McKesson Jobs (126)

Which Companies Pay Billing Specialists The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Cincinnati Eye Institute and Dewberry are the highest paying companies for billing specialists.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Cincinnati Eye Institute$76,548$36.802
2Dewberry$72,347$34.785
3Google$65,140$31.327
4Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith$57,926$27.855
5Milbank$56,015$26.934
6DLA Piper$54,413$26.1627
7Perkins Coie$54,012$25.97
8Miriam Hospital$51,893$24.9519
9Deloitte$51,262$24.65518
10Honeywell$50,496$24.2810
11Reed Smith$49,465$23.785
12Boston Medical Center$48,208$23.18
13Casella Waste Systems$47,063$22.6310
14Massachusetts General Hospital$47,043$22.6210
15Philips$46,829$22.5114
16Dana-Farber Cancer Institute$46,820$22.5114
17InfosysPublicService$46,736$22.471
18Univ Of Colorado-Colorado Spgs$45,959$22.1010
19Amicus Therapeutics$45,511$21.881
20Virginia Eye Institute$45,487$21.873

How Much Do Billing Specialists Make In Different Industries?

Billing specialist salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the transportation, technology, and manufacturing industries tend to offer much higher salaries for billing specialists. For example, billing specialists make a whopping average salary of $38,292 while working in the transportation industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $37,872 in the technology industry and $36,942 in the manufacturing industry.

Billing specialists may want to avoid working in the professional industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $36,242.

Highest Paying Industries For Billing Specialists

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Transportation$38,292$18.41
2Technology$37,872$18.21
3Manufacturing$36,942$17.76
4Health Care$36,370$17.49
5Professional$36,242$17.42

High Paying Billing Specialist Jobs

Billing Specialist Salary Trends

The salary for a billing specialist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Billing Specialist Salary By Experience Level

Experience Level  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
Entry Level$29,200$14.03
Mid Level$40,500$19.46
Senior Level$53,400$25.68

Average Billing Specialist Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Billing Specialist Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$36,400$17.50+2.1%
    2021$35,600$17.12+2.4%
    2020$34,700$16.71+2.5%
    2019$33,900$16.29+1.9%
    2018$33,200$15.98+3.0%

    Recently Added Billing Specialist Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Healthcare Management ResourcesMedical Billing SpecialistApple Valley, MN06/01/2022$41,740
    Resource StaffingInsurance Billing SpecialistAustin, TX06/01/2022$50,000
    Staffing PartnersBilling ClerkMansfield, OH06/01/2022$27,131
    The Reserves NetworkInsurance Billing SpecialistAustin, TX06/01/2022$50,000
    Rural Physicians GroupMedical Billing SpecialistEnglewood, CO06/01/2022$38,000
    City of RichmondBilling Clerk-UtilityRichmond, MI06/01/2022$40,550
    A-Star Staffing, Inc.Billing Clerk (Data Entry)-Multiple Openings!San Diego, CA05/31/2022$35,479
    Crossfire GroupBilling ClerkKirkland, WA05/31/2022$38,610
    Central Dermatology CenterMedical Billing SpecialistDurham, NC05/31/2022$35,479
    Asbury Automotive GroupBilling & Compliance ClerkCentennial, CO05/31/2022$43,827

    Billing Specialist Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Billing Specialists the most?

    Delaware pays Billing Specialists the most in the United States, with an average salary of $66,185 per year, or $31.82 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Billing Specialist?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Billing Specialist if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Delaware you should be paid close to $48,389 per year.

    What type of Billing Specialist gets paid the most?

    Specialist gets paid the most. Specialist made a median salary of $59,021. The best-paid 10 percent make $75,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $45,000.

    What is a good starting salary for a Billing Specialist?

    A good starting salary for a billing specialist is $27,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for a billing specialist in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for billing specialists is $36,394, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for a billing specialist can vary by state.

    How much does a billing person make?

    A person who manages the billing for a company makes around $45,000 in a year. The salaries range from a low of $30,000 to a high of $55,000 in a year, but the average hourly wage is typically around $15 to $20 an hour.

    How much does a billing specialist make in Florida?

    A billing specialist in Florida makes around $40,000 in a year. The salaries for billing specialists across the United States range from a low of $30,000 to a high of $55,000 in a year, but the average hourly wage is typically around $15 to $20 an hour.

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