Hospital Patient Coder Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Hospital Patient Coders in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $20.13 per hour. Pay generally varies between $15.21 per hour and $31.06. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision plans. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Read More
$32,215 - $81,450
(Median)
$32K
$50K
$81K
MEDIAN: $50,000
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$15.21 - $31.06
(Median)
$15
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$32,215 - $81,450  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,657  
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).
)
$32,231 - $66,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $31.06  
   
Overtime
$22.24 - $47.32  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,657  
   
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).
)
$32,231 - $66,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 100
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Hospital Coder Job Listings

Search for more jobs:


Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Patient Coder

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $38K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $44K on average. Hospital Patient Coders bring in $56K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $51K by contrast.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Hospital Patient Coder Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 12%
ADVERTISEMENT