Registered Medical Coder Salary

Women account for the majority of Registered Medical Coders in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $21.00 per hour. Nearly all enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,500 - $52,381
$49K
MEDIAN: $48,697
50%

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$14.57 - $27.12
$15
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $20.38
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50%
90%

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$0$57K
Salary $48,697
Bonus $1,300
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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$30,207 - $57,850
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $14.57 - $27.12
Overtime $30.96
Annual Data $0$57K
Bonus $1,300
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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$30,207 - $57,850
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 35

Job Description for Registered Medical Coder

Registered medical coders are responsible for maintaining accurate data in a medical environment by assigning and providing medical codes for diagnoses and procedures, as well as categorizing statistics and other medical information for future reference. They may also assist billing departments by providing codes for patients' contracts.

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Registered Medical Coder Tasks

  • Protect the security of medical records to ensure that confidentiality is maintained.
  • Identify, compile and code patient data, using ICD-9-CM and CPT and other standard classification coding systems.
  • Enter data, such as history and extent of disease, diagnostic procedures and treatment into computer database.
  • Compile, abstract and maintain patient medical records to document condition and treatment.
  • Review records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with regulations.

Registered Medical Coder Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Medical Coder

Pay by Experience for a Registered Medical Coder has a positive trend. An entry-level Registered Medical Coder with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Registered 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 $50,000 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Registered Medical Coder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 12 salaries. A Registered 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 $57,000 based on 7 salaries.

Registered Medical Coder Reviews

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

Registered Medical Coder in Lafayette:
Pros: Flexibility.
Cons: No paid Holidays.

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Key Stats for Registered Medical Coder

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Registered Medical Coder Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

Mid-Career
▲14%

Experienced
▲9%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Skills That Affect Registered Medical Coder Salaries

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
▲23%

National Average
$44,000

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
▼4%

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
▼5%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 7%