The larger portion of Emergency Room Coders in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $18.66 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction.

$31,319 - $57,496
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$31K
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$57K
MEDIAN: $40,525
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$14.27 - $25.57
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,319 - $57,496  
   
Bonus
$983  
Total Pay (?
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$29,879 - $54,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.27 - $25.57  
   
Overtime
$22.44 - $54.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$983  
   
Total Pay (?
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$29,879 - $54,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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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

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Room (ER) Coder

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


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $37K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $43K. Emergency Room Coders who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $48K.

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Experience Affects Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salaries


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

National Average
$40,000

Medical Coding
up arrow 13%

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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