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 $17.53 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $14.30 per hour, and the top verges on $23.94. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Emergency Room Coders like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$25,532 - $59,197
(Median)
$26K
$40K
$59K
MEDIAN: $40,452
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$14.30 - $23.94
(Median)
$14
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$25,532 - $59,197  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $789  
Total Pay (?
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$29,925 - $50,719  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.30 - $23.94  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$15.13 - $34.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $789  
   
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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$29,925 - $50,719  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 173
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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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Professional skills reported by Emergency Room Coders are few in number. Fortunate workers who know International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 Coding command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Current Procedural Terminology Coding and Medical Coding. International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 Coding is a skill commonly found among those who know International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 Coding.

Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Room (ER) Coder

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


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $36K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $41K. On average, Emergency Room Coders make $47K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $44K.

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Experience Affects Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salaries

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
up arrow 21%

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
up arrow 1%

National Average
$38,000

Medical Coding
up arrow 8%

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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