ICD-9 Coder Salary

The larger portion of ICD-9 Coders in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $16.57 per hour. Compensation ranges between $11.57 per hour and $25.91. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Read More
$31,319 - $72,357
(Median)
$31K
$51K
$72K
MEDIAN: $50,565
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$11.57 - $25.91
(Median)
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,319 - $72,357  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
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).
)
$25,386 - $63,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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
$11.57 - $25.91  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$12.15 - $45.82  
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 - $1,973  
   
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).
)
$25,386 - $63,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 120
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

ICD-9 Coder Tasks

  • Compile, abstract and maintain patient medical records to document condition and treatment.
  • Review records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with regulations.
  • Release information to persons and agencies according to regulations.
  • 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.

Medical Coding Specialist Job Listings

Search for more jobs:


Pay by Experience Level for ICD-9 Coder

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


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $34K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $36K. On average, ICD-9 Coders make $49K following one to two decades on the job. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $46K.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects ICD-9 Coder Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 32%

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 15%
ADVERTISEMENT