Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Emergency Room Coders in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $19.65 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Emergency Room Coders report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$36,625 - $64,500
$37K
$45K
$65K
MEDIAN: $45,000
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50%
90%

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$15.03 - $26.56
$15
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $20.19
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$0$64K
Salary $36,625 - $64,500
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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$32,211 - $58,777
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 11
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $15.03 - $26.56
Overtime $34.50
Annual Data $0$58K
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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$32,211 - $58,777
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 68

Job Description for Emergency Room (ER) Coder

Emergency room (ER) coders work primarily in hospitals and are responsible for coding patients' records, completed charts, and ambulatory surgery records and obtaining necessary signatures from patients and emergency room physicians. They may also have administrative duties, and candidates must be familiar with ICD codes (diagnosis codes) and CPT codes (billing codes).

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Emergency Room (ER) Coder Tasks

  • Assign diagnostic and procedural codes to ER charts in accordance with coding rules and regulations.
  • Review patient charts to judge appropriate codes.

Emergency Room (ER) Coder Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Room (ER) Coder

Pay by Experience for an Emergency Room (ER) Coder has a positive trend. An entry-level Emergency Room (ER) Coder with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 55 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Emergency Room (ER) Coder with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Emergency Room (ER) Coder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 21 salaries. An Emergency Room (ER) Coder with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Emergency Room (ER) Coder

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

▲22%

▲6%

National Average
$42,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Emergency Room (ER) Coder Salaries


National Average
$42,000


Medical Coding
▼18%

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 9%