Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Hospital Coders, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. At career start, salaries are typically $36K, which grow to $42K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $51K. A 20-year tenure heralds decreased salary growth, and Hospital Coders who have made it this far report earning around $53K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 25 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 13 percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; more than half of respondents fall in this range.