Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Salary

Certified Coding Specialists in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $19.92 per hour for pay. Compensation ranges between $13.93 per hour and $29.34. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,692 - $64,471
(Median)
$30K
$44K
$64K
MEDIAN: $43,680
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$13.93 - $29.34
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,692 - $64,471  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,002  
Profit Sharing
$203.47 - $972  
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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$29,428 - $62,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.93 - $29.34  
   
Overtime
$20.54 - $40.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,002  
   
Profit Sharing
$203.47 - $972  
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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$29,428 - $62,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 350
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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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Popular Skills for Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)


Typical Certified Coding Specialists report a focused set of job skills. Lucky workers who know International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 Coding can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 30 percent above average. Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding and International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 6 percent and 30 percent. Most people who know Current Procedural Terminology Coding also know Medical Coding.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)

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


For many Certified Coding Specialists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $38K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $44K. For Certified Coding Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $47K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Certified Coding Specialist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $53K.

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Experience Affects Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Salaries

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
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National Average
$42,000

Medical Coding
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%
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