Hospital Coder Salary

The average rate for a Hospital Coder is $22.38 per hour. A skill in Surgical coding is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$38,223 - $61,512
$38K
$48K
$62K
MEDIAN: $47,809
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$15.40 - $31.98
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MEDIAN: $22.67
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$0$67K
Salary $38,223 - $61,512
Bonus $977 - $7,891
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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$32,561 - $67,280
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 37
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $15.40 - $31.98
Overtime $23.38 - $47.13
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $977 - $7,891
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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$32,561 - $67,280
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 168

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

Hospital Coder Job Listings

Popular Skills for Hospital Coder

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.

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Key Stats for Hospital Coder

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Hospital Coder Salaries

▲28%

▲14%

▲3%

National Average
$48,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Hospital Coder Salaries

Surgical coding
▲20%



National Average
$48,000


Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 16%
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