Hospital Patient Coder Salary

Women comprise the majority of Hospital Patient Coders in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $19.53 per hour on average. Earnings sit near $14.72 per hour on the lower side but can approach $31.01 on the higher side. Job satisfaction for Hospital Patient Coders is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,973 - $79,506

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$14.72 - $31.01

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,973 - $79,506  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,644  
Total Pay (?
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$31,173 - $65,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.72 - $31.01  
   
Overtime
$14.90 - $47.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,644  
   
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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$31,173 - $65,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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Job Description for Hospital Patient 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 Patient Coder

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


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $37K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $44K. For Hospital Patient Coders, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $54K. Hospital Patient Coders who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $49K.

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Experience Affects Hospital Patient Coder Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 10%
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