Hospital Coder Salary (United States)

Women account for the majority of Hospital Coders in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $19.34 per hour. Compensation generally starts at $13.81 per hour and does not exceed $27.75. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. It's exciting to note that the majority of individuals in this field enjoy their work considerably. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Hospital Coder Salary (?
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$29,214 - $62,106
(Median)
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62K
MEDIAN: $43,183
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Hospital Coder Salary (?
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$13.81 - $27.75
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,214 - $62,106  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,048  
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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$29,215 - $61,055  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.81 - $27.75  
   
Overtime
$18.35 - $43.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,048  
   
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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$29,215 - $61,055  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 241
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Job Description for Hospital Coder

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Coder

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.

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Experience Affects Hospital Coder Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%
Experienced
up arrow 22%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$42,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Hospital Coder Salaries

Surgical coding
up arrow 37%
Medical Coding
up arrow 4%
National Average
$42,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 15%
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