What does a Billing Specialist I 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 Specialist I Salaries

Average Base Pay

$34,968 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $35K
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Billing Specialist I Career Path

Learn how to become a Billing Specialist I, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Billing Specialist
Feb 12, 2020

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

Novacare RehabilitationNovacare Rehabilitation
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
Sep 1, 2020

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

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.”

Healthcare National Marketing
Verification Specialist
Aug 8, 2019

“If you're not friends with one of the people in charge you won't advance.”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a billing specialist i

When working as a billing specialist i, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are EXCEL Spreadsheets, Self Motivated, Windows Applications, Microsoft Office Suite, and Interpersonal and Communication.

The most similar professions to billing specialist i are:
  • Accounts Receivable Specialist
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  • Accounting Manager
  • Project Accountant

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