A Medical Records Coder earns an average wage of $15.07 per hour. A skill in Surgical coding is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Medical Records Coder Total Pay (?
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$24,566 - $51,857
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MEDIAN: $35,860
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Medical Records Coder Total Pay (?
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$10.52 - $22.30
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,566 - $51,857  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,942  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $7,442  
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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$22,717 - $49,405  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,443
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.52 - $22.30  
   
Overtime
$14.37 - $34.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,942  
   
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $7,442  
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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$22,717 - $49,405  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,443
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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
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Philadelphia
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New York
up arrow 25%
Chicago
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Indianapolis
up arrow 17%
Atlanta
up arrow 13%
Dallas
up arrow 10%
Tampa
up arrow 8%
Nashville
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National Average
$32,000
Houston
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Experience Affects Medical Records Coder Salaries

National Average
$32,000

Skills That Affect Medical Records Coder Salaries

National Average
$32,000
Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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Billing
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Insurance
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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
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 22%
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