Registered Medical Coder Salary

Most Registered Medical Coders in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $19.22 per hour. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Work is enjoyable for Registered Medical Coders, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$30,876 - $66,329
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$66K
MEDIAN: $45,378
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$13.88 - $28.52
(Median)
$14
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,876 - $66,329  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
Total Pay (?
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$29,288 - $63,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.88 - $28.52  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.54  
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).
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$29,288 - $63,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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Job Description for Registered Medical Coder

Registered medical coders are responsible for maintaining accurate data in a medical environment by assigning and providing medical codes for diagnoses and procedures, as well as categorizing statistics and other medical information for future reference. They may also assist billing departments by providing codes for patients' contracts.

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Registered Medical 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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Survey results show that Registered Medical Coders typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 Coding, Current Procedural Terminology Coding, and Medical Coding can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Medical Coding. Experience with Current Procedural Terminology Coding is often linked with knowledge of International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 Coding.

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. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $40K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $41K. Registered Medical Coders claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $42K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $45K.

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Experience Affects Registered Medical Coder Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Registered Medical Coder Salaries

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
up arrow 3%

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
0%

National Average
$41,000

Medical Coding
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 15%
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