$49,334
Avg. Salary
$22.97
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Hospital Coder is $22.97 per hour.

The average pay for a Hospital Coder is $49,334 per year.

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$0$66K
Salary $35,895 - $66,242
Bonus $482 - $5,034
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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$33,718 - $66,690
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 68
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $15.74 - $30.93
Overtime $24.35 - $46.91
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $482 - $5,034
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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$33,718 - $66,690
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 292

Job Description for Hospital Coder

A medical coder’s job is to bill insurance companies and track the submitted claims. Medical coders are responsible for reviewing the medical records of patients and then assigning codes to their diagnoses and procedures so that the relevant insurance company, other third-party payers, or the patient can be billed for those claims. A hospital coder is a medical coder specific to a hospital, as opposed to a doctor's office or other medical facility.

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Hospital Coder Tasks
  • Review patient medical records to judge appropriate diagnosis, procedures, and reimbursement.
  • Code each patient record.
  • Review and research appropriate codes for insurance purposes.

Hospital Coder Job Listings

Popular Skills for Hospital Coder


Hospital Coders only report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Surgical coding and International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Most people skilled in International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 Coding are similarly competent in Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding. Skill sets containing Medical Coding also tend to include International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Coder

Pay by Experience for a Hospital Coder has a positive trend. An entry-level Hospital Coder with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 124 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Hospital Coder with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Hospital Coder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 64 salaries. A Hospital Coder with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 23 salaries.

Hospital Coder Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Hospital Coder?

Hospital Coder in Flagstaff:
"Lovely people, great mountains, expensive housing, congested roads."
Pros: The climate, my coworkers
Cons: The traffic, the high prices

Hospital Coder in Atlanta:
Be prepared, be willing to learn, know your craft, study constantly, own up to your errors.

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Key Stats for Hospital Coder

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Hospital Coder Salaries

▲26%

▲13%

▲1%

National Average
$48,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Hospital Coder Salaries

Surgical coding
▲18%


National Average
$48,000


Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 15%