The average rate for a Medical Coder is $16.01 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Medicine / Surgery is associated with high pay for this job.
Medical Coder Total Pay (?
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$27,474 - $54,717
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MEDIAN: $38,107
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Medical Coder Total Pay (?
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$11.47 - $22.62
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,474 - $54,717  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,153  
Profit Sharing
$50.68 - $4,495  
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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$24,649 - $50,372  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,341
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.47 - $22.62  
   
Overtime
$14.75 - $36.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,153  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.68 - $4,495  
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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$24,649 - $50,372  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,341
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Job Description for Medical Coder
Those working as medical coders are responsible for transferring diagnostic and treatment terms from doctors and other health professionals into coded form for record keeping, use of other medical professionals, and often for billing and insurance purposes. This is accomplished by reviewing and analyzing patient health records to determine relevant diagnoses and treatment plans for individual patients. In addition, this process often requires contact with the providers of a patient’s healthcare in order to ensure proper coding.
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Medical 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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Chicago
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New York
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Los Angeles
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Dallas
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Minneapolis
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Phoenix
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Richmond
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Atlanta
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Jacksonville
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Nashville
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Orlando
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National Average
$35,000
Milwaukee
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Salt Lake City
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Birmingham
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Experience Affects Medical Coder Salaries

National Average
$35,000

Skills That Affect Medical Coder Salaries

Billing
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Medical Coding
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Medical Records
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National Average
$35,000
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 259 votes.
Gender
Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 19%
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