Hospital Patient Coder Salary (United States)

A Hospital Patient Coder earns an average wage of $18.82 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Hospital Patient Coder Total Pay (?
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$37,500 - $72,500
(Median)
38K
52K
61K
72K
MEDIAN: $52,402
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Hospital Patient Coder Total Pay (?
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$14.52 - $30.01
(Median)
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19
24
30
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,500 - $72,500  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,540  
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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$30,713 - $63,481  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.52 - $30.01  
   
Overtime
$1.66 - $46.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,540  
   
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).
)
$30,713 - $63,481  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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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.

Experience Affects Hospital Patient Coder Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 31%
Late-Career
up arrow 24%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$41,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 15%
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