Medical Coding Specialist Salary (United States)

A Medical Coding Specialist earns an average wage of $15.91 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 Total Pay (?
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$26,917 - $61,592
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40,096
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Medical Coding Specialist Total Pay (?
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$11.72 - $21.79
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$26,917 - $61,592  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
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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$25,302 - $51,552  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 198
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.72 - $21.79  
   
Overtime
$1.53 - $31.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
   
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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$25,302 - $51,552  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 198
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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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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 45%
Experienced
up arrow 25%
Mid-Career
up arrow 19%
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 21 votes.
Gender
Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 14%
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