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Hospital Patient Coder Salary

Women comprise the majority of Hospital Patient Coders in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $19.21 per hour on average. Pay ranges from $14.62 per hour on the low end to $31.06 on the high end. Most Hospital Patient Coders like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,622 - $80,255
(Median)
$36K
$50K
$80K
MEDIAN: $50,000
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$14.62 - $31.06
(Median)
$15
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,622 - $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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$30,933 - $66,533  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.62 - $31.06  
   
Overtime
$14.90 - $47.32  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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).
)
$30,933 - $66,533  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91

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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.


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $37K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $43K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Hospital Patient Coders make a median salary of $54K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $51K.

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Experience Affects Hospital Patient Coder Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 12%