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Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salary

Most Emergency Room Coders in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $17.28 per hour. Pay ranges from $14.27 per hour on the low end to $23.55 on the high end. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$24,917 - $57,200
(Median)
$25K
$40K
$57K
MEDIAN: $40,000
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$14.27 - $23.55
(Median)
$14
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,917 - $57,200  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $302.01  
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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$29,768 - $49,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.27 - $23.55  
   
Overtime
$10.30 - $34.53  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $302.01  
   
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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$29,768 - $49,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155

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Job Description for Emergency Room (ER) Coder

  • Review patient charts to judge appropriate codes.
  • Assign diagnostic and procedural codes to ER charts in accordance with coding rules and regulations.

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Emergency Room Coders typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with Medical Coding, International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 Coding, and Current Procedural Terminology Coding can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Current Procedural Terminology Coding. Those with knowledge of Current Procedural Terminology Coding tend to be skilled in International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 Coding as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Room (ER) Coder

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $35K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $39K. For Emergency Room Coders, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $44K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $43K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salaries

Medical Coding
up arrow 3%

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
0%

National Average
$37,000

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 15%
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