Average Medical Coder Salary
$41,000 yearly
$14.64 hourly
Updated July 8, 2021
$30,000
10 %
$41,000
Median
$56,000
90 %
Medical coders in the United States make an average salary of $41,657 per year or $20.03 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $30,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $56,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Oregon, Washington, Vermont, California, and Massachusetts provide the highest medical coder salaries.

Average Medical Coder Salary By State

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

Average Salary

Medical Coder average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$36,376
$36,376
$17.49
$17.49
Alaska
Alaska
$43,147
$43,147
$20.74
$20.74
Arizona
Arizona
$39,397
$39,397
$18.94
$18.94
Arkansas
Arkansas
$34,072
$34,072
$16.38
$16.38
California
California
$53,833
$53,833
$25.88
$25.88
Colorado
Colorado
$41,209
$41,209
$19.81
$19.81
Connecticut
Connecticut
$52,458
$52,458
$25.22
$25.22
Delaware
Delaware
$37,886
$37,886
$18.21
$18.21
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$36,262
$36,262
$17.43
$17.43
Florida
Florida
$39,946
$39,946
$19.20
$19.20
Georgia
Georgia
$38,592
$38,592
$18.55
$18.55
Hawaii
Hawaii
$45,416
$45,416
$21.83
$21.83
Idaho
Idaho
$43,045
$43,045
$20.69
$20.69
Illinois
Illinois
$39,441
$39,441
$18.96
$18.96
Indiana
Indiana
$34,016
$34,016
$16.35
$16.35
Iowa
Iowa
$36,538
$36,538
$17.57
$17.57
Kansas
Kansas
$38,287
$38,287
$18.41
$18.41
Kentucky
Kentucky
$34,348
$34,348
$16.51
$16.51
Louisiana
Louisiana
$34,962
$34,962
$16.81
$16.81
Maine
Maine
$46,475
$46,475
$22.34
$22.34
Maryland
Maryland
$46,300
$46,300
$22.26
$22.26
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$53,177
$53,177
$25.57
$25.57
Michigan
Michigan
$41,393
$41,393
$19.90
$19.90
Minnesota
Minnesota
$45,123
$45,123
$21.69
$21.69
Mississippi
Mississippi
$34,622
$34,622
$16.65
$16.65
Missouri
Missouri
$40,010
$40,010
$19.24
$19.24
Montana
Montana
$36,353
$36,353
$17.48
$17.48
Nebraska
Nebraska
$36,819
$36,819
$17.70
$17.70
Nevada
Nevada
$37,086
$37,086
$17.83
$17.83
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$39,757
$39,757
$19.11
$19.11
New Jersey
New Jersey
$49,985
$49,985
$24.03
$24.03
New Mexico
New Mexico
$45,074
$45,074
$21.67
$21.67
New York
New York
$47,770
$47,770
$22.97
$22.97
North Carolina
North Carolina
$43,695
$43,695
$21.01
$21.01
North Dakota
North Dakota
$42,236
$42,236
$20.31
$20.31
Ohio
Ohio
$38,170
$38,170
$18.35
$18.35
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$35,031
$35,031
$16.84
$16.84
Oregon
Oregon
$55,808
$55,808
$26.83
$26.83
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$41,449
$41,449
$19.93
$19.93
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$40,815
$40,815
$19.62
$19.62
South Carolina
South Carolina
$32,995
$32,995
$15.86
$15.86
South Dakota
South Dakota
$34,497
$34,497
$16.59
$16.59
Tennessee
Tennessee
$36,310
$36,310
$17.46
$17.46
Texas
Texas
$40,110
$40,110
$19.28
$19.28
Utah
Utah
$37,568
$37,568
$18.06
$18.06
Vermont
Vermont
$53,940
$53,940
$25.93
$25.93
Virginia
Virginia
$44,939
$44,939
$21.61
$21.61
Washington
Washington
$54,615
$54,615
$26.26
$26.26
West Virginia
West Virginia
$43,479
$43,479
$20.90
$20.90
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$37,356
$37,356
$17.96
$17.96
Wyoming
Wyoming
$48,169
$48,169
$23.16
$23.16

Highest Paying Cities For Medical Coder

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alameda, CA
Alameda, CA
$57,103
$57,103
$27.45
$27.45
Portland, OR
Portland, OR
$55,656
$55,656
$26.76
$26.76
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$55,284
$55,284
$26.58
$26.58
Needham, MA
Needham, MA
$53,284
$53,284
$25.62
$25.62
Stamford, CT
Stamford, CT
$52,298
$52,298
$25.14
$25.14
New York, NY
New York, NY
$47,813
$47,813
$22.99
$22.99

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    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Health Information Technician

    Avg. salary: $37,939

    A health information technician is primarily responsible for managing and handling patient information, ensuring accuracy and confidentiality. They coordinate with various health care workers to gather patient data, laboratory results, test findings, and medical histories, encoding them in clinical databases in a timely and efficient manner. They must analyze every information to detect any inconsistencies, performing corrective measures right away. Furthermore, as a health information technician, it is essential to utilize particular software and systems when processing information, all while adhering to the hospital's policies and regulations.
    68,429 Health Information Technician Jobs
    Records Manager

    Avg. salary: $72,509

    The records manager is an important position that handles the creation, organization, and disposal of records. They are also responsible for establishing systems for their management and the maintenance, verification, and evaluation of extant systems. It will require technical and analytical skills, as well as a great deal of integrity for handling sensitive information.
    1,918 Records Manager Jobs
    Records Analyst

    Avg. salary: $43,336

    A records analyst is responsible for maintaining the security and efficiency of record management processes for storing information and files in the database. Records analysts review documents and sort data accordingly, following organizational procedures in proper disposal of outdated documents. They also update client accounts and business information in the system, managing retention schedules, and strategizing effective data management techniques. A records analyst must have excellent knowledge of computer navigation, especially in using software applications for filing and coding data.
    3,504 Records Analyst Jobs
    Recording Technician

    Avg. salary: $35,687

    A recording technician specializes in operating audio systems and equipment for various purposes such as recordings, broadcasts, and events. It is their responsibility to prepare equipment according to project or program requirements like microphones, audio lines, speakers, and amplifiers, ensuring everything is accounted for and is functioning efficiently. Aside from setting up equipment, they must also conduct regular maintenance checks and perform repairs as necessary. Moreover, as a recording technician, it is essential to maintain an active communication line with staff for a smooth and efficient workflow.
    4,616 Recording Technician Jobs
    Information Coordinator

    Avg. salary: $50,838

    An information coordinator is a professional who is responsible for collecting, analyzing, processing, and distributing information according to an organization's policies. With effective communication skills, information coordinators must serve as the main spokesperson for the company who deals primarily with the media and reporters. They are required to provide annual reports, company newsletters, and information so that investors can decide whether to invest in the company. Information coordinators must also maintain the security and confidentiality of the records of clients as well as other confidential information.
    37,431 Information Coordinator Jobs
    Health Care Administrator

    Avg. salary: $66,990

    A health care administrator is primarily in charge of overseeing the daily administrative operations of medical and health care facilities. They are responsible for setting objectives, establishing guidelines and employee schedules, maintaining accurate records, gathering and analyzing data, developing strategies to optimize operations, and coordinating with nurses, physicians, patients, and other health care experts. Moreover, as a health care administrator, it is essential to address and resolve issues and concerns, implement the facility's policies and regulations, and ensure that procedures comply with health care laws and standards.
    87,879 Health Care Administrator Jobs

    Medical Coder Salaries By Years Of Experience

    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.

    Which Companies Pay Medical Coders The Most?

    To earn a high income as a medical coder, working for Purdue Pharma L.P. or Doctors Hospital might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Northside Hospital and Cleveland Clinic report highly competitive wages for medical coders.
    Company

    Recently Added Medical Coder Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Medicare Coder
    Medicare Coder
    Denver, CO
    Denver, CO
    06/30/2021
    06/30/2021
    $57,000
    $57,000
    06/30/2021
    Oasis Review/Clinical Coding Specialist
    Oasis Review/Clinical Coding Specialist
    Tampa, FL
    Tampa, FL
    06/30/2021
    06/30/2021
    $60,000
    $60,000
    06/30/2021
    Oasis Review/Coder
    Oasis Review/Coder
    Phoenix, AZ
    Phoenix, AZ
    06/30/2021
    06/30/2021
    $57,000
    $57,000
    06/30/2021
    Medical Coder-Remote
    Medical Coder-Remote
    Dallas, TX
    Dallas, TX
    06/30/2021
    06/30/2021
    $35,729
    $35,729
    06/30/2021
    Oasis Review/Coding Specialist
    Oasis Review/Coding Specialist
    San Antonio, TX
    San Antonio, TX
    06/30/2021
    06/30/2021
    $57,000
    $57,000
    06/30/2021
    Coding Specialist II
    Coding Specialist II
    Baltimore, MD
    Baltimore, MD
    06/25/2021
    06/25/2021
    $41,364
    $41,364
    06/25/2021
    Hospital Surgery/Observation Coder-Remote
    Hospital Surgery/Observation Coder-Remote
    Centennial, CO
    Centennial, CO
    06/24/2021
    06/24/2021
    $52,905
    $52,905
    06/24/2021
    Provider Coding Specialist II
    Provider Coding Specialist II
    Vancouver, WA
    Vancouver, WA
    06/24/2021
    06/24/2021
    $59,146
    $59,146
    06/24/2021
    Provider Coding Specialist II
    Provider Coding Specialist II
    Vancouver, WA
    Vancouver, WA
    06/24/2021
    06/24/2021
    $59,146
    $59,146
    06/24/2021
    Primary Medicine Coder
    Primary Medicine Coder
    Phoenix, AZ
    Phoenix, AZ
    06/23/2021
    06/23/2021
    $38,234
    $38,234
    06/23/2021

    Average Medical Coder Salary by Demographic

    Medical Coder Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $46,368
    female-income
    Female Income
    $45,979
    Median Medical Coder Income by Race
    Unknown medical coders have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american medical coders have the lowest average salary at $45,572.
    $48,000
    $47,000
    $46,000
    $45,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Unknown
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$46,531
    Black or African American$45,572
    Asian$45,734
    Unknown$46,715
    Hispanic or Latino$46,316
    Average Medical Coder Salary by Education Level
    Medical coders with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $54,388 annually. With a Bachelors degree, medical coders earn a median annual income of $48,255 compared to $45,979 for medical coders with an Associate degree.
    $55,000
    $52,000
    $49,000
    $46,000
    $43,000
    $40,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$42,456
    Some College/ Associate Degree$45,979
    Bachelor's Degree$48,255
    Master's Degree$54,388