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Medical Coding Specialist Salary (United States)

A Medical Coding Specialist earns an average wage of $15.88 per hour. A skill in Billing is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Medical Coding Specialist Salary (?
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$27,102 - $60,189
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $39,909
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Medical Coding Specialist Salary (?
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$11.50 - $21.98
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,102 - $60,189  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,980  
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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$25,050 - $51,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.50 - $21.98  
   
Overtime
$1.53 - $31.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,980  
   
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).
)
$25,050 - $51,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 134
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Job Description for Medical Coding Specialist

  • 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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Experience Affects Medical Coding Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%
Experienced
up arrow 27%
Mid-Career
up arrow 21%
National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Medical Coding Specialist Salaries

Billing
up arrow 17%
National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 16%