Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Hospital Coders with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy higher salaries, as pay increases are mainly incremental. After five to 10 years, pay—which begins at $36K—can reach $42K. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $51K. Once they've gotten two decades of experience under their belts, Hospital Coders encounter slower salary growth; at this point, they earn $53K annually. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a quarter of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, 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.