Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salary

Emergency Room Coders in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $17.41 per hour for pay. Pay generally varies between $14.40 per hour and $23.72. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,000 - $56,982
(Median)
$25K
$40K
$57K
MEDIAN: $40,452
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50%
90%

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$14.40 - $23.72
(Median)
$14
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$25,000 - $56,982  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $300.00  
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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$30,026 - $49,912  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.40 - $23.72  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $35.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $300.00  
   
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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$30,026 - $49,912  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 157
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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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 Coding, Medical Coding, and Current Procedural Terminology Coding can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Current Procedural Terminology Coding. Many workers who know Current Procedural Terminology Coding also know International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 Coding.

Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Room (ER) Coder

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $35K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $41K. Emergency Room Coders claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $46K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $44K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salaries

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
up arrow 7%

Medical Coding
up arrow 2%

National Average
$37,000

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

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: 84% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 14%
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