Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Salary (United States)

A Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) earns an average wage of $19.44 per hour.
Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Total Pay (?
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$29,279 - $62,056
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MEDIAN: $43,959
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Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Total Pay (?
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$13.21 - $28.02
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,279 - $62,056  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,459  
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).
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$28,106 - $61,318  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 422
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.21 - $28.02  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $38.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,459  
   
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).
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$28,106 - $61,318  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 422
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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.
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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.

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Experience Affects Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%
Experienced
up arrow 10%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$41,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%
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Gender
Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 16%
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