What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »

Hospital Coder Salary

Most Hospital Coders in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $19.14 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $13.55 per hour and $27.30. It's exciting to note that the majority of individuals in this field enjoy their work considerably. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Read More
$29,276 - $61,088
(Median)
$29K
$42K
$61K
MEDIAN: $41,500
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$13.55 - $27.30
(Median)
$14
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,276 - $61,088  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,057  
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).
)
$28,976 - $60,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.55 - $27.30  
   
Overtime
$18.31 - $43.28  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,057  
   
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).
)
$28,976 - $60,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 250
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

Hospital Coder Tasks

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

Hospital Coder Job Listings

Search for more jobs:


Hospital Coders report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Surgical coding and Medical Coding are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 39 percent and 5 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Coder

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


Hospital Coders with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $37K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $42K on average. Hospital Coders see a median salary of $51K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $52K.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Hospital Coder Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Hospital Coder Salaries

Surgical coding
up arrow 39%


International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
up arrow 2%

National Average
$41,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 15%
ADVERTISEMENT