Medical Coding Auditor Salary

Women comprise the majority of Medical Coding Auditors in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $24.40 per hour on average. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,229 - $76,088
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$76K
MEDIAN: $54,289
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$16.06 - $34.19
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,229 - $76,088  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
Profit Sharing
$350.00  
Total Pay (?
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$34,935 - $74,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.06 - $34.19  
   
Overtime
$20.18 - $51.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00  
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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$34,935 - $74,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 152

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Job Description for Medical Coding Auditor

A medical coding auditor usually works in the administrative department of a medical institution, or for an agency that has been hired by a medical institution to perform coding audits. The job is usually carried out within an office environment, though many positions allow the auditor to work from home.

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Medical Coding Auditor Tasks

  • Review the work of coding clerks to verify accuracy of coding and that patients are billed correctly.
  • Conduct analyses to evaluate the accuracy and efficiency of coding practices.
  • Contribute to the development of codes for patient billing.

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Popular Skills for Medical Coding Auditor


Medical Coding Auditors only report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Auditing, Medical Coding, and Evaluation and Management Auditing can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those proficient in Auditing are, more often than not, also skilled in Evaluation and Management Auditing.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Coding Auditor

Pay by Experience for a Medical Coding Auditor has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Coding Auditor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 110 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Coding Auditor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 93 salaries. An experienced Medical Coding Auditor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 77 salaries. A Medical Coding Auditor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 42 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,808

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Medical Coding Auditors will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 18 percent. Medical Coding Auditors will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+10 percent), Nashville (+8 percent), Richmond (+3 percent), and Detroit (+2 percent). With compensation 19 percent below the national average, San Diego is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Key Stats for Medical Coding Auditor

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Medical Coding Auditor Salaries

▲21%

▲11%

▲1%

National Average
$53,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Medical Coding Auditor Salaries

▲2%

National Average
$53,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 18%