Hospital Coder Salary

Hospital Coders in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $22.30 per hour for pay. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Hospital Coders is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,020 - $61,393
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MEDIAN: $48,141
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$15.28 - $31.06
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$0$66K
Salary $36,020 - $61,393
Bonus $507 - $7,891
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$32,133 - $66,380
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 34
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $15.28 - $31.06
Overtime $23.58 - $46.49
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $507 - $7,891
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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$32,133 - $66,380
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 183

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Job Description for Hospital Coder

A medical coder’s job is to bill insurance companies and track the submitted claims. Medical coders are responsible for reviewing the medical records of patients and then assigning codes to their diagnoses and procedures so that the relevant insurance company, other third-party payers, or the patient can be billed for those claims. A hospital coder is a medical coder specific to a hospital, as opposed to a doctor's office or other medical facility.

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Hospital Coder Tasks

  • Review patient medical records to judge appropriate diagnosis, procedures, and reimbursement.
  • Code each patient record.
  • Review and research appropriate codes for insurance purposes.

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Popular Skills for Hospital Coder


Hospital Coders only report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Surgical coding and International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent and 5 percent, respectively. The majority of those who know Medical Coding also know International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding. It is often found that people who know International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 Coding are also skilled in Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Coder

Pay by Experience for a Hospital Coder has a positive trend. An entry-level Hospital Coder with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 124 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Hospital Coder with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Hospital Coder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 64 salaries. A Hospital Coder with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 23 salaries.

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Key Stats for Hospital Coder

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Hospital Coder Salaries

▲29%

▲16%

▲4%

National Average
$47,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Hospital Coder Salaries

Surgical coding
▲21%



National Average
$47,000


Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 18%
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