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Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Emergency Room Coders in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $17.14 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $14.08 per hour to $23.46. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. For the most part, Emergency Room Coders enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,832 - $57,421
(Median)
$25K
$40K
$57K
MEDIAN: $39,547
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$14.08 - $23.46
(Median)
$14
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,832 - $57,421  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $800  
Total Pay (?
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$29,366 - $49,242  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.08 - $23.46  
   
Overtime
$10.30 - $34.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $800  
   
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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$29,366 - $49,242  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 153

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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 only report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Medical Coding, International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 Coding, and Current Procedural Terminology Coding can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Current Procedural Terminology Coding. Experience with Current Procedural Terminology Coding is often linked with knowledge of 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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $35K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $38K. Emergency Room Coders bring in $43K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Experience Affects Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salaries

Medical Coding
up arrow 4%

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

National Average
$36,000

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 15%