The average pay for a Medical Coding Specialist is $16.02 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Medical Coding Specialist Total Pay (?
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$25,810 - $60,824
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46K
61K
MEDIAN: $38,827
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Medical Coding Specialist Total Pay (?
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$11.48 - $21.77
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$25,810 - $60,824  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
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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$24,722 - $50,531  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 236
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.48 - $21.77  
   
Overtime
$10.36 - $30.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
   
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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$24,722 - $50,531  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 236
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Medical Coding Specialist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Medical Coding Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%
Experienced
up arrow 23%
Mid-Career
up arrow 18%
National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%
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Gender
Female
97%
female alumni
 
Male
3%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 15%
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