Medical Records Coder Salary (United States)

A Medical Records Coder earns an average wage of $15.22 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Surgical coding and Medical Coding. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Medical Records Coder Total Pay (?
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$24,932 - $51,937
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $36,646
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Medical Records Coder Total Pay (?
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$10.65 - $22.71
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,932 - $51,937  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
Profit Sharing
$494.35 - $7,504  
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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$23,002 - $49,883  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,953
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.65 - $22.71  
   
Overtime
$14.04 - $34.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
   
Profit Sharing
$494.35 - $7,504  
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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$23,002 - $49,883  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,953
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Job Description for Medical Records Coder

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Records Coder

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Pay Difference By Location

Philadelphia
up arrow 48%
New York
up arrow 23%
Chicago
up arrow 19%
Indianapolis
up arrow 15%
Atlanta
up arrow 11%
Dallas
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Tampa
up arrow 6%
Nashville
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National Average
$33,000
Houston
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Experience Affects Medical Records Coder Salaries

National Average
$33,000

Skills That Affect Medical Records Coder Salaries

National Average
$33,000
Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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Billing
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 22%
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