Hospital Patient Coder Salary (United States)

A Hospital Patient Coder earns an average wage of $19.11 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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$36,065 - $79,506
(Median)
36K
55K
80K
MEDIAN: $55,000
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Hospital Patient Coder Total Pay (?
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$14.70 - $30.22
(Median)
15
19
24
30
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,065 - $79,506  
   
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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$31,123 - $64,293  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 99
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.70 - $30.22  
   
Overtime
$1.61 - $46.78  
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).
)
$31,123 - $64,293  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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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 29%
Late-Career
up arrow 21%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$42,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 14%
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