Coding Specialist Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Coding Specialist is $17.71 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Coding Specialist Total Pay (?
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$27,545 - $58,709
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $41,032
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Coding Specialist Total Pay (?
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$12.46 - $26.59
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$27,545 - $58,709  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,532  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,746 - $57,438  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 242
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.46 - $26.59  
   
Overtime
$0.58 - $42.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,532  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$26,746 - $57,438  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 242
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Job Description for Coding Specialist

  • Compile, abstract and maintain patient medical records to document condition and treatment.
  • Review records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with regulations.
  • Release information to persons and agencies according to regulations.
  • Protect the security of medical records to ensure that confidentiality is maintained.
  • Identify, compile and code patient data, using ICD-9-CM and CPT and other standard classification coding systems.

Common Career Paths for Coding Specialist

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Pay by Experience Level for Coding Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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Minneapolis
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National Average
$38,000
Houston
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Experience Affects Coding Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%
Experienced
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$38,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 12%
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