What does a Billing Specialist 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.

What responsibilities are common for Billing Specialist jobs?
  • 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
What are the typical qualifications for Billing Specialist jobs?
  • 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 Specialist Salaries

Average Base Pay

$46,926 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$36K
Median: $47K
$60K
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Billing Specialist Career Path

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L2
Billing Specialist
$46,926/yr
L3
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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
37%
2 - 4
44%
5 - 7
4%
8+
15%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Billing Specialist Insights

Read what Billing Specialist 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.”

The Guthrie ClinicThe Guthrie Clinic
AR Medical Billing Specialist
Mar 9, 2022

“I am very thankful I found such a great fit in a career and employer.”

Novacare RehabilitationNovacare Rehabilitation
PSS
Dec 15, 2019

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

Blackstone Medical ServicesBlackstone Medical Services
Billing Specialist
Sept 1, 2020

“Their "training" program is utter nonsense and I almost walked away on my first day because of it.”

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.”

WalmartWalmart
Resolution Coordinator
May 4, 2022

“Reasonable access to accommodations and resources... or so this is what we were told during training.”

Mindful Therapy GroupMindful Therapy Group
Billing Specialist
Sept 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.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Billing Specialist

When working as a Billing Specialist, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Coding, Written Communication, Microsoft Office Suite, Excellent Customer and Spreadsheets.

The most similar professions to Billing Specialist are:
  • Accounts Receivable Specialist
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Manager
  • Cost Accountant

The most common qualifications to become a Billing Specialist is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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Accounts Receivable Specialist
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