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Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salary (United States)

Emergency Room Coders in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $16.86 per hour for pay. Pay generally varies between $13.69 per hour and $23.37. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Emergency Room Coders. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage.
Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salary (?
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$13.69 - $23.37
(Median)
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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
$13.69 - $23.37  
   
Overtime
$10.21 - $32.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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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$29,136 - $49,037  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 134
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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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Emergency Room Coders who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Medical Coding and International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 Coding are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 Coding.

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Experience Affects Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$36,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salaries

Medical Coding
up arrow 6%
National Average
$36,000
International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 14%