$40,694
Avg. Salary
$17.59
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$972

Bonus

$1,179

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Medical Coder is $17.59 per hour.

The average pay for a Medical Coder is $40,694 per year.

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$25.11
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$29k
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$64k
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MEDIAN $40,694
$28,852 - $63,695
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$0$63K
Salary $28,852 - $63,695
Bonus $191 - $4,071
Profit Sharing $194 - $3,658
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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$26,937 - $55,186
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,046
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $12.73 - $25.11
Hourly Tips $1.77
Overtime $18.83 - $37.94
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $191 - $4,071
Profit Sharing $194 - $3,658
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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$26,937 - $55,186
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,311

Job Description for Medical Coder

Those working as medical coders are responsible for transferring diagnostic and treatment terms from doctors and other health professionals into coded form for record keeping, use of other medical professionals, and often for billing and insurance purposes. This is accomplished by reviewing and analyzing patient health records to determine relevant diagnoses and treatment plans for individual patients. In addition, this process often requires contact with the providers of a patient’s healthcare in order to ensure proper coding.

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Medical Coder Pay By Employer

$0$64K

$43,833

Teamhealth, Inc.
10 profiles
$34,288

McKesson Corp.
9 profiles
$30,294

Banner Health
6 profiles
$45,186

$38,180

Mayo Clinic
6 profiles
$44,418

$47,154

$53,020

Mercy Hospital
3 profiles
$35,000

$64,000

Common Career Paths for Medical Coder


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Popular Skills for Medical Coder

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Coder

Pay by Experience for a Medical Coder has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Coder with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 2,013 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Coder with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 598 salaries. An experienced Medical Coder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 448 salaries. A Medical Coder with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 166 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,696

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Medical Coder Advice

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

Medical Coder in Lawrence:
"Low pay; few raises."
Demand a decent salary. The State of Kansas does not allow many raises.

Medical Coder in Miami:
"Sometimes tedious but you have to be detail oriented."
Pros: Applying medical terminology and knowledge of physiology to coding.
Cons: Having to search for particular records through a disorganized chart.

Medical Coder in State College:
"Independent."
Pros: Independent, analytical, gathering and coding medical information, detail oriented, complex.
Cons: Boring, not very challenging.

Medical Coder in Denver:
"Finger on the Pulse."
Pros: The fact that we place everything in its right spot, and must always keep a decent understanding as to where everything is located and why it is located where and how it is keeps the office orderly and up to speed with clients, customers, etcetera.
Cons: The office needs a better IT specialist, with the right certificates of course. We need one who we can be employed at least part-time to get the server and electronics working up to par. I am working on my medical IT certificate in July, thus I can not give too much technical advise from myself to my employer for now.

Medical Coder in Boston:
"A little intense."
Pros: Knowledge about healthcare, insurance and changes in the health industry.
Cons:

Medical Coder in Elizabethtown:
"Stress level."
Pros: The people I work with.
Cons: The pay.

Medical Coder in Los Angeles:
"Very busy."
Pros: The challenge.
Cons: Fighting with insurance companies on denials.

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Key Stats for Medical Coder

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 654 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Medical Coder Salaries

▲24%

▲17%

▲10%

National Average
$38,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Medical Coder Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 654 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 19%