Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salary

Most Emergency Room Coders in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $18.85 per hour. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,562 - $62,959
$32K
$42K
$63K
MEDIAN: $41,558
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$14.27 - $25.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,562 - $62,959  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$29,909 - $56,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.27 - $25.88  
   
Overtime
$22.35 - $54.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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 - $56,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 87

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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

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


For Emergency Room Coders, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $38K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $45K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $51K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $56K.

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Key Stats for Emergency Room (ER) Coder

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

Experienced
▲26%

Mid-Career
▲10%

National Average
$41,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salaries


National Average
$41,000


Medical Coding
▼14%

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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