What does a Billing Clerk do?

You can find a Billing Specialist across a wide variety of industries. Almost every medium to large sized corporations requires a Billing Specialist to secure revenue through the billing process. This process consists of identifying outstanding accounts, generating invoices, delivering them via various means, collecting incoming payments via a wide range of payment options, properly logging payment and balancing the books.

While there are no specific education requirements to become a Billing Specialist, almost all employers will expect a High School Diploma with at least some college education. Larger companies will require a degree in business, finance, accounting or similar field. As this is a job dealing with a company's cash flow, attention to detail with experience is paramount.

  • Utilize accounting software to identify outstanding accounts
  • Generate bills and invoices specific to customer accounts
  • Deliver invoices to clients via digital and traditional mail services
  • Process all payment using various pay services
  • Reconcile all payment with account
  • Send delinquent accounts to the collections department
  • Generate monthly and quarterly reports
  • Delegate duties when necessary to subordinate staff
  • Some college education (degree preferred)
  • 5+ years in a billing department roll
  • Understanding of accounting software such as Quickbooks
  • Strong computational skills
  • An extreme attention to detail
  • Ability to be productive without oversight
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Robust written and communication skill set
  • Basic understanding of office software and machinery
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.2 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Billing Clerk Salaries

Average Base Pay

$44,570 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$32K
Median: $45K
$62K
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Billing Clerk Career Path

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L2
Billing Specialist
$46,926/yr
L3
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Billing Clerk Insights

Read what Billing Clerk professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
eClinicalWorkseClinicalWorks
Billing Specialist
Feb. 12, 2020

“My manager was very nice and left me to do my work with minimal intrusion.”

Novacare RehabilitationNovacare Rehabilitation
PSS
Dec. 15, 2019

“Original manager was great but she left and new manager only cared about numbers not patients.”

SpectrumSpectrum
Billing Specialist
Mar. 4, 2021

“The training seems great until you get on the floor and realize just how much you didn't learn.”

Mindful Therapy GroupMindful Therapy Group
Billing Specialist
Sep. 25, 2020

“They have done such a great job setting up each employee to grow and succeed within Mindful Support Services.”

alliantgroup, LPalliantgroup, LP
Billing Associate
Aug. 4, 2021

“Its a good opportunity to get your foot in the door and start your career.”

Wells FargoWells Fargo
Account Resolution Specialist II
Aug. 15, 2021

“You must stay in your position for one year so this limits career growth and opportunity.”

Family Healthcare NetworkFamily Healthcare Network
Billing Clerk
Sep. 28, 2021

“Not the best review system as far as letting employees know what needs to be done to improve.”

Bolder Healthcare SolutionsBolder Healthcare Solutions
Cash Poster
Oct. 30, 2021

“Management didn't take the time to understand what was necessary to do the various procedures.”

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