Hospital Patient Coder Salary

Hospital Patient Coders in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $22.20 per hour for pay. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn vision coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,000 - $57,500
$35K
MEDIAN: $35,000
50%

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$15.35 - $29.49
$15
$22
$29
MEDIAN: $22.20
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$35,000  
   
Bonus
$2,500  
Profit Sharing
$406.95  
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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$31,814 - $63,769  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$15.35 - $29.49  
   
Overtime
$32.40  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$2,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$406.95  
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).
)
$31,814 - $63,769  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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Job Description for Hospital Patient Coder

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Patient Coder

Pay by Experience for a Hospital Patient Coder has a positive trend. An entry-level Hospital Patient Coder with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 22 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Hospital Patient Coder with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Hospital Patient Coder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 8 salaries. A Hospital Patient Coder with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 8 salaries.

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Key Stats for Hospital Patient Coder

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Hospital Patient Coder Salaries

Experienced
▲26%

Mid-Career
▲14%

Late-Career
▲7%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Skills That Affect Hospital Patient Coder Salaries

National Average
$46,000

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
▼10%

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 12%