Medical Records Coder Salary

A Medical Records Coder earns an average wage of $17.65 per hour. A skill in Surgical coding is associated with high pay for this job.

$28,018 - $60,263
$28K
$44K
$60K
MEDIAN: $43,731
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$12.21 - $28.91
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$18
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MEDIAN: $17.65
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,018 - $60,263  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,000  
Total Pay (?
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$25,719 - $61,579  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.21 - $28.91  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $50.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,000  
   
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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$25,719 - $61,579  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 322

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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

  • 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.
  • Enter data, such as history and extent of disease, diagnostic procedures and treatment into computer database.
  • Compile, abstract and maintain patient medical records to document condition and treatment.
  • Review records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with regulations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Records Coder

Pay by Experience for a Medical Records Coder has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Records Coder with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 236 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Records Coder with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 91 salaries. An experienced Medical Records Coder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 103 salaries. A Medical Records Coder with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 51 salaries.

Medical Records Coder Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Medical Records Coder

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Medical Records Coder Salaries

▲37%

▲19%

▲10%

National Average
$39,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Medical Records Coder Salaries






International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
▲5%

National Average
$39,000

▼4%

▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 16%