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Entry-Level Medical Coder Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Entry-Level Medical Coder is $15.13 per hour.
Entry-Level Medical Coder Salary (?
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$25,215 - $48,933
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $35,163
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Entry-Level Medical Coder Salary (?
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$10.85 - $20.29
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,215 - $48,933  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,009  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $2,950  
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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$23,537 - $44,783  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 258
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.85 - $20.29  
   
Overtime
$14.03 - $31.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,009  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $2,950  
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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$23,537 - $44,783  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 952
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Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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Philadelphia
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New York
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Seattle
up arrow 18%
Dallas
up arrow 14%
Chicago
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Raleigh
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Phoenix
up arrow 9%
Atlanta
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Indianapolis
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Salt Lake City
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National Average
$32,000
Nashville
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Milwaukee
up arrow 3%
Orlando
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Grand Rapids
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Medical Coder Salaries

Surgical coding
up arrow 8%
Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 6%
Insurance
up arrow 4%
Medical Coding
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 2%
Medical Records
up arrow 2%
Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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National Average
$32,000
Billing
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 19%