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Medical Records Coder Salary (United States)

A Medical Records Coder earns an average wage of $15.42 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Surgical coding, Medical Records, and Medical Coding. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Medical Records Coder Salary (?
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$24,721 - $53,440
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MEDIAN: $36,698
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Medical Records Coder Salary (?
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$10.79 - $23.13
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,721 - $53,440  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,194  
Profit Sharing
$490.68 - $7,576  
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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$23,268 - $50,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 303
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.79 - $23.13  
   
Overtime
$13.28 - $35.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,194  
   
Profit Sharing
$490.68 - $7,576  
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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$23,268 - $50,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,105
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Job Description for Medical Records Coder

A medical records coder is the person working at a clinic or hospital who utilizes various medical charts and documentation from health care professionals to generate billing codes to be invoiced to patients and insurance companies. While it may sound fairly straightforward, skilled medical coders are a sought-after employee. Coding can be an intricate and difficult thing to do; any inaccuracies may result in an insurer refusing payment or reimbursing too little for what should be received. Coders provide the basic foundation that helps create efficiency in the system to allow medical care providers the financial stability they need to continue operations.
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Medical Records Coder Tasks
  • 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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What is it like working as a Medical Records Coder?
Medical Records Coder in Philadelphia:
"Solitary With A Lot Of Reading."
Pros: Figuring out the puzzle that is coding.
Cons: Sometimes all of the reading.

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Experience Affects Medical Records Coder Salaries

National Average
$34,000

Skills That Affect Medical Records Coder Salaries

National Average
$34,000
Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 169 votes.

Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 21%