Women make up the vast majority of ICD-9 Coders in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $16.47 per hour. Most ICD-9 Coders like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,383 - $72,220
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MEDIAN: $50,000
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$28,383 - $72,220  
   
Bonus
$2,500  
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$26,613 - $64,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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$12.50 - $24.50  
   
Overtime
$33.00  
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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$26,613 - $64,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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Job Description for ICD-9 Coder

An ID-9 coder, or medical coder, uses computerized coding systems to enter patient data. The ID-9 coder works in a medical facility, or may instead be a sub-contractor who works from a remote location. This position includes entering patient diagnoses, treatments, and procedures through a coding method, and the coder may have to search through documents and charts to obtain these codes. From there, medical entities can properly bill patients and their insurance carriers.

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ICD-9 Coder Tasks

  • Protect the security of medical records to ensure that confidentiality is maintained.
  • Identify, compile and code patient data, using ICD-9-CM and CPT and other standard classification coding systems.
  • Enter data, such as history and extent of disease, diagnostic procedures and treatment into computer database.
  • Compile, abstract and maintain patient medical records to document condition and treatment.
  • Review records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with regulations.

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Pay by Experience Level for ICD-9 Coder

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $34K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $45K. ICD-9 Coders see a median salary of $48K after reaching one to two decades on the job. ICD-9 Coders who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $46K.

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Key Stats for ICD-9 Coder

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
048
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects ICD-9 Coder Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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