Average Medical Coder Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Medical Coder is $17.83.
MEDIAN $17.83
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $25
$191 - $4,048
Profit Sharing
$250 - $5,500
Total Pay
$27,541 - $54,914

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Job Description for Medical Coder

The top respondents for the job title Medical Coder are from the companies UnitedHealth Group, Teamhealth, Inc. and Lexicode Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Lexicode Corporation where the average pay is $25.01. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include UnitedHealth Group and Mercy Hospital, earning around $20.93 and $19.99, respectively. McKesson Corp. pays the lowest at around $15.28. Teamhealth, Inc. and Saint Louis University (SLU) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $15.75 and $18.14, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Medical Coder. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Medical Coder
Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
Certified Medical Coder (CMC)
Medical Coding Auditor
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Medical Coder

Skills in Medical Coding, International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Billing.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Coder

An entry-level Medical Coder with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.55 based on 589 salaries. An early career Medical Coder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.08 based on 2,514 salaries. A mid-career Medical Coder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.86 based on 939 salaries. An experienced Medical Coder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.21 based on 761 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
Employees with Medical Coder in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 24.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (21.6% more) and Chicago, Illinois (13.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Jacksonville, Florida (6.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 5,126 survey responses.
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