Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salary

Women comprise the majority of Emergency Room Coders in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $19.05 per hour on average. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Emergency Room Coders enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,117 - $63,474
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$45K
$63K
MEDIAN: $45,000
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$14.41 - $25.96
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MEDIAN: $19.05
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$35,117 - $63,474  
   
Bonus
$1,048  
Total Pay (?
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$30,645 - $55,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.41 - $25.96  
   
Overtime
$22.35 - $39.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$1,048  
   
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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$30,645 - $55,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 73

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Job Description for Emergency Room (ER) Coder

Emergency room (ER) coders work primarily in hospitals and are responsible for coding patients' records, completed charts, and ambulatory surgery records and obtaining necessary signatures from patients and emergency room physicians. They may also have administrative duties, and candidates must be familiar with ICD codes (diagnosis codes) and CPT codes (billing codes).

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Emergency Room (ER) Coder Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Room (ER) Coder

Pay by Experience for an Emergency Room (ER) Coder has a positive trend. An entry-level Emergency Room (ER) Coder with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 55 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Emergency Room (ER) Coder with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Emergency Room (ER) Coder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 21 salaries. An Emergency Room (ER) Coder with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Emergency Room (ER) Coder

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salaries

Late-Career
▲34%

▲25%

▲9%

National Average
$42,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salaries


National Average
$42,000


Medical Coding
▼16%

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 11%
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