Women comprise the majority of Hospital Patient Coders in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $22.39 per hour on average. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision plans. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Hospital Patient Coders. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$15.39 - $30.16
(Median)
$15
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$15.39 - $30.16  
   
Overtime
$32.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$2,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$450.00  
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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$32,473 - $64,485  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $43K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $53K. Hospital Patient Coders bring in $57K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Hospital Patient Coders report making only $49K on average.

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Experience Affects Hospital Patient Coder Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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