ICD-9 Coder Salary

Most ICD-9 Coders in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $16.37 per hour. Job satisfaction for ICD-9 Coders is high. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$23,154 - $73,509
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$50K
$74K
MEDIAN: $50,000
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$13.43 - $25.12
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$0$73K
Salary $23,154 - $73,509
Bonus $1,000
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$27,976 - $68,900
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $13.43 - $25.12
Overtime $33.00
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $1,000
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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$27,976 - $68,900
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 24

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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

Pay by Experience for an ICD-9 Coder has a positive trend. An entry-level ICD-9 Coder with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 33 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An ICD-9 Coder with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 11 salaries. An experienced ICD-9 Coder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 8 salaries. An ICD-9 Coder with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for ICD-9 Coder

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects ICD-9 Coder Salaries

Experienced
▲28%

Late-Career
▲23%

Mid-Career
▲21%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 6%
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