Medical Coding Auditor Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Medical Coding Auditors in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $54K per year. Pay generally varies between $34K and $75K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,544 - $74,004
(Median)
$38K
$54K
$74K
MEDIAN: $53,998
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$15.09 - $34.05
(Median)
$15
$22
$34
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,544 - $74,004  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,832  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,933  
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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$33,984 - $74,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 171
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.09 - $34.05  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$20.46 - $48.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,832  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,933  
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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$33,984 - $74,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 165
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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

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

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Popular Skills for Medical Coding Auditor


Professional skills reported by Medical Coding Auditors are few in number. Those who have experience with Auditing, Medical Coding, and Evaluation and Management Auditing can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those educated in Auditing tend to be well versed in Evaluation and Management Auditing.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Coding Auditor

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


For Medical Coding Auditors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $44K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $54K. For Medical Coding Auditors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $57K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $63K.

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Experience Affects Medical Coding Auditor Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Medical Coding Auditor Salaries


Medical Coding
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Evaluation and Management Auditing
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National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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