Browse Categories

Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Salary

Women account for the majority of Certified Coding Specialists in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $19.59 per hour. Earnings sit near $13.60 per hour on the lower side but can approach $28.25 on the higher side. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Most Certified Coding Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$29,207 - $64,659
(Median)
29K
37K
45K
52K
65K
MEDIAN: $45,060
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$13.60 - $28.25
(Median)
14
20
24
28
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
75%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data

 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,207 - $64,659  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,015  
Profit Sharing
$203.47 - $983  
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).
)
$28,599 - $61,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.60 - $28.25  
   
Overtime
$17.45 - $40.28  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,015  
   
Profit Sharing
$203.47 - $983  
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).
)
$28,599 - $61,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 343
United States (change)

Job Description for Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)

The certified coding specialist (CCS) takes information from doctors, internists, and other medical professionals; they then apply medical coding for billing procedures applying to private and government-based insurers. Accurate and precise coding of procedures and treatments may help shorten reimbursement times for their employer and clients.

Read More...

Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Tasks

  • Compile, abstract and maintain patient medical records to document condition and treatment.
  • Review records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with regulations.
  • Release information to persons and agencies according to regulations.
  • 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.

Medical Coding Specialist Job Listings

Search for more jobs:


Pay by Experience Level for Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Certified Coding Specialists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $37K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $43K. Certified Coding Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $46K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Certified Coding Specialist with more than 20 years of experience can earn $53K on average.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 17%