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Hospital Coder Salary

A Hospital Coder earns an average wage of $19.20 per hour. A skill in Surgical coding is associated with high pay for this job.
$28,978 - $62,188
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $43,770
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$13.75 - $27.44
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,978 - $62,188  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,032  
Total Pay (?
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$29,010 - $60,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.75 - $27.44  
   
Overtime
$18.35 - $43.79  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,032  
   
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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$29,010 - $60,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 240
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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 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.

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Experience Affects Hospital Coder Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Hospital Coder Salaries

Surgical coding
up arrow 37%

Medical Coding
up arrow 3%

National Average
$42,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

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: 81% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 16%