$43,563
Avg. Salary
$18.81
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,050

Bonus

$2,200

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Coding Specialist is $18.81 per hour.

The average pay for a Coding Specialist is $43,563 per year.

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$14.19
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MEDIAN $43,563
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$0$63K
Salary $30,651 - $63,516
Bonus $124 - $7,087
Profit Sharing $2,200
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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$30,012 - $58,026
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 82
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $14.19 - $26.41
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $22.69 - $39.59
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $124 - $7,087
Profit Sharing $2,200
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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$30,012 - $58,026
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 430

Job Description

The coding specialist prepares patients' information so that their medical facility may properly receive payment from medical insurance companies and government-run healthcare programs. This specialist works in a medical environment such as a family practice, assisted living facility, or hospital. Using special medical classification tools, the coding specialist assigns the proper diagnostic and procedural codes to insurance claims, making them ready for filing. Additionally, they review claims to make sure that all of the coding is correct and that all required signatures are affixed. If problems or inconsistencies arise after the fact, the coding specialist works to resolve them by researching records and contacting insurers and program operators.

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As Coding Specialists transition into upper-level roles like Certified Professional Coders, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Certified Professional Coders earn the same amount as Coding Specialists on average. Coding Specialists most often advance into Medical Coder and Medical Records Coder positions even though the median salaries are $5K lower and $8K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills


Coding Specialists report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 Coding, International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 Coding, Current Procedural Terminology Coding, and Medical Terminology are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Electronic Medical Records. Experience with International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 Coding is often linked with knowledge of Medical Coding.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Coding Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Coding Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 153 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Coding Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 66 salaries. An experienced Coding Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 56 salaries. A Coding Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 23 salaries.

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Coding Specialist?

Coding Specialist:
Overall, it has been a good experience. If you have a manager who believes in your skills and promotes growth, it's a plus. Pay could be better compared to other coders in the Atlanta area but the overall benefits package is good.

Coding Specialist in St. Ignace:
"Location, location, location."
Pros: Co-workers. No one is here for the money. It's about the great out doors and a genuine love of people and wanting to make a difference. It's about knowing our patients and being known by them. Mackinac Straits is about independence, knowing our community and meeting it's needs instead of what corporate America says we need to provide and the money to be made at it.
Cons: Administration is a born and bread profession here.

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Gender

Female
94 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 80 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲36%

▲8%

▲2%

National Average
$40,000

▼9%

How Skills Affect Salaries

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
▲12%


Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
▲3%

Medical Terminology
▲1%


National Average
$40,000

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 13%