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ICD-9 Coder Salary (United States)

An ICD-9 Coder earns an average wage of $16.59 per hour. A skill in International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding is associated with high pay for this job.
ICD-9 Coder Salary (?
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$33,671 - $72,064
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $43,475
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ICD-9 Coder Salary (?
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$10.51 - $25.11
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,671 - $72,064  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,878  
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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$24,086 - $64,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.51 - $25.11  
   
Overtime
$12.23 - $45.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,878  
   
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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$24,086 - $64,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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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
  • 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.

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Experience Affects ICD-9 Coder Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
National Average
$36,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
97%
female alumni
 
Male
3%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 17%