Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salary

The larger portion of Emergency Room Coders in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $17.53 per hour. Pay generally varies between $14.30 per hour and $23.94. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Emergency Room Coders. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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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90%

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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

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.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $36K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $41K. Emergency Room Coders bring in $47K after working for 10 to 20 years. For some reason, Emergency Room Coders with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $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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