Hospital Patient Coder Salary

Women comprise the majority of Hospital Patient Coders in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $20.13 per hour on average. Pay generally varies between $15.21 per hour and $31.06. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$32,215 - $81,450
(Median)
$32K
$50K
$81K
MEDIAN: $50,000
10%
50%
90%

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$15.21 - $31.06
(Median)
$15
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$32,215 - $81,450  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,657  
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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$32,231 - $66,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $31.06  
   
Overtime
$22.24 - $47.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,657  
   
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).
)
$32,231 - $66,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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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.


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $38K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $44K. Hospital Patient Coders with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $56K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $51K on average.

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Experience Affects Hospital Patient Coder Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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