ICD-9 Coder Salary

ICD-9 Coders in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $16.10 per hour for pay. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$28,118 - $72,411
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$12.33 - $24.11
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$28,118 - $72,411  
   
Bonus
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$26,098 - $65,889  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.33 - $24.11  
   
Overtime
$33.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$2,500  
   
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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$26,098 - $65,889  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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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
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects ICD-9 Coder Salaries

Experienced
▲30%

Late-Career
▲25%

Mid-Career
▲23%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 9%