An Emergency Room (ER) Coder earns an average wage of $16.30 per hour. A skill in Medical Coding is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Emergency Room (ER) Coder Total Pay (?
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$12.57 - $21.84
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.57 - $21.84  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $32.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
   
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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$26,288 - $47,016  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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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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Experience Affects Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$34,000
Entry-Level
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Gender
Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 14%
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