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Hospital Patient Coder Salary

The larger portion of Hospital Patient Coders in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $19.13 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $14.59 per hour, and the top verges on $30.90. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$35,622 - $80,255
(Median)
$36K
$50K
$80K
MEDIAN: $50,000
10%
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90%

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$14.59 - $30.90
(Median)
$15
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,622 - $80,255  
   
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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$30,967 - $66,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.59 - $30.90  
   
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).
)
$30,967 - $66,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94

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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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $43K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $37K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $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 $52K.

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Experience Affects Hospital Patient Coder Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 10%
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