Registered Medical Coder Salary

Most Registered Medical Coders in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $19.18 per hour. Job satisfaction for Registered Medical Coders is high. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,876 - $66,329

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$13.86 - $27.26

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,876 - $66,329  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
Total Pay (?
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$29,247 - $63,358  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.86 - $27.26  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.54  
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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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$29,247 - $63,358  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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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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Professional skills reported by Registered Medical Coders are few in number. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Medical Coding. Aptitude in Current Procedural Terminology Coding tends to also indicate an understanding 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.


Registered Medical Coders with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Registered Medical Coders in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $40K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $41K. For Registered Medical Coders, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $42K. Registered Medical Coders who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is 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
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 15%
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