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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Medical Coder Salary

$44,009 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$21.16 hourly

Entry level Salary
$31,000 yearly
$31,000
10 %
$44,009
Median
$61,000
90 %

How much does a Medical Coder make?

Medical coders make $44,009 per year on average, or $21.16 per hour, in the United States. Medical coders on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $31,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $61,000.

Location impacts how much a medical coder can expect to make. Medical coders make the most in Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, and North Carolina.

Highest Paying States For Medical Coders

The darker areas on the map show where medical coders earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Medical Coder average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Idaho$55,988$26.92279
2Oregon$63,062$30.3287
3Nevada$52,631$25.30322
4California$59,804$28.753,378
5Alaska$56,345$27.0925
6New Mexico$46,639$22.42307
7Delaware$50,235$24.15148
8Washington$63,384$30.4773
9West Virginia$45,973$22.10204
10New Jersey$51,213$24.62193
11North Carolina$56,122$26.9896
12Virginia$50,108$24.09871
13Wyoming$48,000$23.0812
14South Carolina$50,938$24.4958
15Arizona$46,724$22.46106
16District of Columbia$51,606$24.81146
17Missouri$41,942$20.16791
18North Dakota$42,420$20.3939
19Georgia$42,872$20.611,306
20Texas$45,055$21.66231
21Ohio$43,034$20.69150
22Minnesota$41,774$20.08921
23Florida$44,304$21.30326
24Oklahoma$42,456$20.4142
25Wisconsin$41,738$20.0778
26Rhode Island$42,984$20.6718
27Kentucky$39,583$19.03508
28Hawaii$46,676$22.4415
29Vermont$43,771$21.049
30Illinois$40,492$19.471,628
31Mississippi$40,014$19.24227
32Tennessee$39,350$18.92110
33Pennsylvania$42,934$20.64140
34Utah$42,511$20.4427
35Kansas$37,668$18.11501
36Michigan$40,497$19.47107
37Arkansas$38,163$18.35309
38Maryland$46,918$22.5650
39Alabama$38,493$18.51479
40Montana$40,979$19.7016
41Nebraska$39,021$18.7645
42New York$42,595$20.48204
43Louisiana$40,753$19.5941
44Iowa$39,465$18.9747
45Connecticut$41,704$20.0549
46Massachusetts$41,454$19.93134
47Maine$37,909$18.2328
48Colorado$41,652$20.0255
49Indiana$38,861$18.6890
50South Dakota$37,109$17.8417
51New Hampshire$34,384$16.5319

Highest Paying Cities For Medical Coders

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Seattle, WA$64,338$30.93
2Albany, OR$63,434$30.50
3Sacramento, CA$62,495$30.05
4Raleigh, NC$57,639$27.71
5Carson City, NV$56,736$27.28
6Trenton, NJ$52,354$25.17
7Washington, DC$51,662$24.84
8Dover, DE$51,412$24.72
9Annapolis, MD$47,533$22.85
10Urban Honolulu, HI$46,732$22.47
11Phoenix, AZ$46,723$22.46
12San Antonio, TX$46,618$22.41
13Santa Fe, NM$45,857$22.05
14Tampa, FL$43,826$21.07
15Columbus, OH$43,701$21.01

Medical Coder Salary Details

Medical Coder Salary

What is a Medical Coder's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$61,000$5,083$29
75th Percentile$52,000$4,333$25
Average$44,009$3,667$21
25th Percentile$36,000$3,000$17
10th Percentile$31,000$2,583$15

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Health Information Technician$42,751$3,563$20.55120,786
Records Manager$58,592$4,883$28.173,204
Records Analyst$43,735$3,645$21.0318,442
Recording Technician$34,477$2,873$16.5825,621
Information Coordinator$45,485$3,790$21.8784,359
Health Care Administrator$77,230$6,436$37.13161,949

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  3. Humana Jobs (32)
  4. Kaiser Permanente Jobs (42)
  5. Banner Health Jobs (199)

Which Companies Pay Medical Coders The Most?

The highest paying companies for medical coders are Meta and Conviva according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like WellSpan Health and Accenture report highly competitive wages for medical coders.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Meta$151,327$72.7552
2Conviva$121,854$58.587
3WellSpan Health$101,766$48.9311
4Accenture$98,375$47.306
5RGP$93,926$45.16
6Lowell General Hospital$93,198$44.81
7Perkins&Will$91,587$44.031
8Phoenix Children's$89,437$43.007
9Nationwide Children's Hospital$88,730$42.6615
10North Arkansas Regional Medical Center$88,350$42.483
11Cognizant$87,381$42.012
12Amicus Therapeutics$87,057$41.852
13Dayton Children's Hospital$86,391$41.53
14ResMed$85,604$41.161
15Texas Children's Hospital$85,024$40.883
16Massachusetts General Hospital$84,028$40.402
17Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center$82,460$39.6430
18Miriam Hospital$82,053$39.4517
19Yale New Haven Health$79,734$38.3314
20Akron Children's Hospital$75,783$36.43

Medical Coder Salary Trends

The salary for a medical coder can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Average Medical Coder Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Medical Coder Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$44,000$21.16+2.7%
    2021$42,800$20.58-0.7%
    2020$43,100$20.73+2.9%
    2019$41,900$20.13+2.9%
    2018$40,700$19.54+2.4%

    Recently Added Medical Coder Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Syracuse Orthopedic SpecialistsOutpatient Medical Coder Charge EntryEast Syracuse, NY06/02/2022$37,566
    Banner HealthCoder General Surgery Trauma RemoteAsbury, IA06/01/2022$38,234
    Banner HealthInpatient Senior Coder Hims RemoteGrandview, MO06/01/2022$48,773
    Banner HealthCoder General Surgery Trauma RemoteLittle Rock, AR06/01/2022$38,234
    Banner HealthCoder General Surgery Trauma RemoteGillett, WI06/01/2022$38,234
    Banner HealthInpatient Senior Coder Hims RemoteMount Sterling, KY06/01/2022$48,773
    Banner HealthInpatient Senior Coder Hims RemoteMaplewood, MN06/01/2022$48,773
    Banner HealthInpatient Senior Coder Hims RemoteFargo, ND06/01/2022$48,773
    Banner HealthCoder General Surgery Trauma RemoteCedar Springs, MI06/01/2022$38,234
    Banner HealthInpatient Senior Coder Hims RemoteSeattle, WA06/01/2022$48,773

    Medical Coder Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Medical Coders the most?

    Washington pays Medical Coders the most in the United States, with an average salary of $63,384 per year, or $30.47 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Medical Coder?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Medical Coder if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Oregon you should be paid close to $63,062 per year.

    What type of Medical Coder gets paid the most?

    Medical Records Manager gets paid the most. Medical Records Manager made a median salary of $79,954. The best-paid 10 percent make $97,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $65,000.

    How much can you make as a medical coder?

    You can make as much as $73,000 as a medical coder.

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics reported that medical coders, also known as medical records technicians or medical records specialists, made a median annual wage of $44,090 in 2020. Depending on experience, location, and industry, medical coders can make more. In government, they made around $55,000. In general medical and surgical hospitals at private, local, and state levels, they made around $47,000.

    How much does a billing person make?

    A person who manages the billing for a company makes around $45,000 in a year. The salaries range from a low of $30,000 to a high of $55,000 in a year, but the average hourly wage is typically around $15 to $20 an hour.

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