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Registered Medical Coder Salary

Registered Medical Coders in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $19.01 per hour for pay. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$29,479 - $66,646
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MEDIAN: $45,774
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$12.45 - $29.11
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,479 - $66,646  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
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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$27,363 - $64,517  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.45 - $29.11  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
   
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).
)
$27,363 - $64,517  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 90
United States (change)

Job Description for Registered Medical 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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Registered Medical Coders typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 Coding, Medical Coding, and Current Procedural Terminology Coding can expect to be compensated well for these skills.

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Medical Coder

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Registered Medical Coders, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Registered Medical Coders in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $39K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $41K. Registered Medical Coders bring in $42K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Registered Medical Coder with more than 20 years of experience can earn $51K on average.

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Experience Affects Registered Medical Coder Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Registered Medical Coder Salaries

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
up arrow 2%

National Average
$41,000

Medical Coding
up arrow 1%

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 12%