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How do your coders compare to the average coder?

HIM-HIPAA Insider, March 16, 2015

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Do your coders ever feel as if they work more hours than most coders? Or perhaps they think their compensation is lower than other coders across the country? Have you ever wondered how your coders compare to the average coder?

According to the 535 HIM professionals who answered the 2014 JustCoding.com Coder Salary Survey, the average coder:
  • Is paid $40,000-$49,999 per year
  • Aged 50-59
  • Has 6-10 years of experience
  • Works 32-40 hours per week
  • Received a 2% raise in the last 12 months
 
Overall, 21% of coders reported receiving a salary in the $40,000-$49,999 range, with a salary of $50,000-$59,999 a close second at 20%. Respondents earning less than $39,999 per year dropped substantially over the past year. In 2014, only 19% of coders reporting earning less than that, with 32% reporting a salary of $39,999 or less in 2013.
 
Continue reading "How do your coders compare to the average coder?" on the HCPro website. Subscribers to Medical Records Briefing have free access to this article in the March issue.



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