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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 $19.20 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $14.57 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $31.23. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Hospital Patient Coders like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$35,745 - $80,255
(Median)
36K
52K
61K
80K
MEDIAN: $52,402
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$14.57 - $31.23
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,745 - $80,255  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,629  
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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$30,859 - $66,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.57 - $31.23  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $47.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,629  
   
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).
)
$30,859 - $66,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 88
United States (change)

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 $38K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $42K. Hospital Patient Coders see a median salary of $54K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 12%