ICD-9 Coder Salary

Women account for the majority of ICD-9 Coders in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $16.57 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $11.57 per hour to $25.91. Though the majority of ICD-9 Coders do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,319 - $72,357
(Median)
$31K
$51K
$72K
MEDIAN: $50,565
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$11.57 - $25.91
(Median)
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,319 - $72,357  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
Total Pay (?
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$25,386 - $63,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.57 - $25.91  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$12.15 - $45.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$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).
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$25,386 - $63,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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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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Pay by Experience Level for ICD-9 Coder

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $34K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $36K on average. ICD-9 Coders bring in $49K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $46K.

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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%
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