Medical Coding Specialist Salary (United States)

A Medical Coding Specialist earns an average wage of $15.68 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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$27,177 - $61,143
(Median)
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48K
61K
MEDIAN: $40,093
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Medical Coding Specialist Total Pay (?
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$11.58 - $21.83
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,177 - $61,143  
   
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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$25,154 - $51,607  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 196
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.58 - $21.83  
   
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).
)
$25,154 - $51,607  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 196
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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.

Common Career Paths for Medical Coding Specialist

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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 43%
Experienced
up arrow 29%
Mid-Career
up arrow 20%
National Average
$34,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Medical Coding Specialist Salaries

Billing
up arrow 18%
National Average
$34,000

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
9%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 15%
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