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Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for Medical Coders in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 92,702 Medical Coders currently employed in the United States.
  • 86.8% of all Medical Coders are women, while 13.2% are men.
  • The average age of an employed Medical Coder is 45 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of Medical Coders is White (66.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (13.5%) and Black or African American (9.3%).
  • The majority of Medical Coders are located in NY, New York and TX, Houston.
  • Medical Coders are most in-demand in Phoenix, AZ.
  • Medical Coders are paid an average annual salary of $44,009.
  • Seattle, WA pays an annual average wage of $64,338, the highest in the US.
  • Medical Coders average starting salary is $31,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 98% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid Medical Coders earn as much as $61,000 or more.
  • Idaho is the best state for Medical Coders to live.
  • Medical Coders are more likely to work at Private companies in comparison to Public companies.

Medical Coder Statistics By Gender

Among Medical Coders, 86.8% of them are women compared to 13.2% which are men.

  • Female, 86.8%
  • Male, 13.2%

Medical Coders By Gender

GenderPercentages
Female86.8%
Male13.2%

Gender Pay Gap For Medical Coder

Women Earn 98¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$44,393
female-income
Female Income
$43,576

Medical Coder Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the Medical Coder position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

Medical Coder Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201012.48%87.52%
201113.15%86.85%
201210.89%89.11%
201310.72%89.28%
201410.77%89.23%
201510.57%89.43%
20169.74%90.26%
20179.89%90.11%
201818.80%81.20%
201917.58%82.42%

Medical Coder Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, Guitar Technician and Armorer Technician have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Radiographer, Mammographer2%98%
Mammographer3%97%
Lead Mammographer3%97%
Medical Coder13%87%
Driver/Technician93%7%
Armorer Technician95%5%
Guitar Technician96%4%

Medical Coder Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among Medical Coders is White, which makes up 66.4% of all Medical Coders. Comparatively, there are 13.5% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.3% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 66.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 13.5%
  • Black or African American, 9.3%
  • Asian, 7.6%
  • Unknown, 2.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.1%

Medical Coder Race

Medical Coder RacePercentages
White66.4%
Hispanic or Latino13.5%
Black or African American9.3%
Asian7.6%
Unknown2.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native1.1%

Medical Coder Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among Medical Coders.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Medical Coder Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201059.80%13.12%7.61%16.46%
201160.11%14.56%6.53%15.66%
201262.00%12.49%6.62%15.36%
201361.83%13.07%6.42%14.98%
201463.90%12.06%7.25%13.82%
201563.44%12.21%7.60%13.84%
201666.07%11.09%7.13%12.87%
201765.13%9.81%7.87%14.06%
201865.35%9.83%7.08%14.86%
201966.35%9.34%7.56%13.50%

Medical Coder Wage Gap By Race

Asian Medical Coders have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or Latino Medical Coders have the lowest average salary at $42,521.
$46,000
$45,000
$44,000
$43,000
$42,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$44,654
White$43,451
Black or African American$44,258
Asian$45,038
Hispanic or Latino$42,521

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Average Age of a Medical Coder

We determined the average age of Medical Coders based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Medical Coder Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American4646
Unknown41
Asian4746.5
Hispanic or Latino38.543
White3948
American Indian and Alaska Native49

Medical Coder Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of Medical Coder employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of Medical Coders is 40+ years old, which represents 66% of the population.

20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Medical Coder Age

Medical Coder YearsPercentages
20-30 years10%
30-40 years24%
40+ years66%

Types of Medical Coder Degree Levels

The most common degree for Medical Coders is Associate Degree 37% of Medical Coders earn that degree. A close second is Bachelor's Degree with 28% and rounding it off is Diploma with 10%.

  • Associate, 37%
  • Bachelors, 28%
  • Diploma, 10%
  • High School Diploma, 7%
  • Other Degrees, 18%

Medical Coders By Education

Medical Coder DegreePercentages
Associate37%
Bachelors28%
Diploma10%
High School Diploma7%
Other Degrees18%

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Medical Coder Wage Gap By Education

Medical Coders with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $51,993 annually. With a Bachelors degree, Medical Coders earn a median annual income of $46,996 compared to $43,576 for Medical Coders with an Associate degree.
$53,000
$50,000
$47,000
$44,000
$41,000
$38,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$40,334
Master's Degree$51,993
Bachelor's Degree$46,996
Some College/ Associate Degree$43,576

Medical Coder Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ Medical Coders. We found that the most common company type is Private. In addition, the industry that employs the most Medical Coders is the Health Care industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire Medical Coders.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Medical Coder Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees2%
50 - 100 employees2%
100 - 500 employees10%
500 - 1,000 employees14%
1,000 - 10,000 employees49%
> 10,000 employees24%

The Types Of Companies Medical Coder Work In

Employees with the Medical Coder job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most Medical Coders prefer to work at Private companies over Public companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Medical Coder Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education11%
Public20%
Private67%
Government2%

Top Industries Hiring Medical Coders

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ Medical Coders. Those industries include Health Care, Professional and Insurance.

Health Care

Professional

Fortune 500

Technology

Insurance

Medical Coder Turnover And Employment Statistics

Medical Coder Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of Medical Coders changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Medical Coder Unemployment Rate By Year

YearMedical Coder Unemployment Rate
20107.77%
20116.79%
20125.10%
20135.49%
20144.85%
20153.93%
20162.26%
20172.65%
20182.09%
20191.90%

The Average Number of Years That Medical Coder Stay in a Job

By looking over 23,521 Medical Coders resumes, we figured out that the average Medical Coder enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 29%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Medical Coder Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year22%
1-2 years29%
3-4 years13%
5-7 years19%
8-10 years7%
11+ years10%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Medical Coders with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to Medical Coders.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Emergency Response Technician5.48%49,767
Medical Coder8.20%
Optical Dispenser10.08%5,206
Surgical Technician10.59%44,125
Laboratory Supervisor12.37%59,466
MRI Supervisor12.87%10,274
Nuclear Medical Technologist23.99%102,473

Medical Coder LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Emergency Response Technician5.48%49,767
Optical Dispenser10.08%5,206
Surgical Technician10.59%44,125
Laboratory Supervisor12.37%59,466
MRI Supervisor12.87%10,274
Nuclear Medical Technologist23.99%102,473

Foreign Languages Spoken By Medical Coders

The most common foreign language among Medical Coders is Spanish at 57.1%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 8.6% and Russian is the third-most popular at 4.6%.

  • Spanish, 57.1%
  • French, 8.6%
  • Russian, 4.6%
  • German, 4.3%
  • Carrier, 4.3%
  • Other, 21.1%

Medical Coder Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish57.1%
French8.6%
Russian4.6%
German4.3%
Carrier4.3%
Other21.1%

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Where Do Medical Coders Earn The Most?

The map here shows where Medical Coders earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Medical Coders Located?

By looking through more than 23,521 resumes, we found that the most popular places for Medical Coders are NY, New York and TX, Houston.

Number of Medical Coders

Where Are Medical Coders In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country Medical Coders are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings