Registered Medical Coder Salary

Women account for the majority of Registered Medical Coders in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $19.60 per hour. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Registered Medical Coders. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance.

$31,447 - $50,971
$48K
MEDIAN: $47,937
50%

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$15.83 - $28.59
$16
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $19.60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$47,937  
   
Bonus
$1,100  
Total Pay (?
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$31,794 - $61,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.83 - $28.59  
   
Overtime
$34.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$1,100  
   
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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$31,794 - $61,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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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

  • 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 Registered Medical Coder

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $39K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $49K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $47K in this role. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $57K.

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Key Stats for Registered Medical Coder

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Registered Medical Coder Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

Mid-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲12%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Skills That Affect Registered Medical Coder Salaries

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
▲1%

National Average
$42,000

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
▼1%

Medical Coding
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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