Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salary

The larger portion of Emergency Room Coders in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $17.41 per hour. Earnings sit near $14.33 per hour on the lower side but can approach $23.78 on the higher side. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,168 - $56,546

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$14.33 - $23.78

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$25,168 - $56,546  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $300.00  
Total Pay (?
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$29,909 - $49,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.33 - $23.78  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $35.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $300.00  
   
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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$29,909 - $49,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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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 usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 Coding, Medical Coding, and Current Procedural Terminology Coding can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Current Procedural Terminology Coding. It is not unusual for someone who knows Current Procedural Terminology Coding to be familiar with 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $35K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $41K. Emergency Room Coders bring in $46K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Emergency Room Coders report making only $44K on average.

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Experience Affects Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salaries

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
up arrow 6%

Medical Coding
up arrow 2%

National Average
$37,000

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

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: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 14%
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