Entry-Level Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Salary

An Entry-Level Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) earns an average wage of $18.68 per hour.

$30,071 - $62,253
$30K
$41K
$62K
MEDIAN: $40,999
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$13.57 - $26.06
$14
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $18.68
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,071 - $62,253  
   
Bonus
$302.01 - $9,933  
Total Pay (?
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$29,028 - $57,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.57 - $26.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.00  
Overtime
$5.00 - $35.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$302.01 - $9,933  
   
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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$29,028 - $57,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 182
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Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) in Baltimore:
`"$This is a great job, take any learning opportunity to get in."`
Volunteer or take any entry level job you can to get experience in this field. I am blessed to have a manager that is fantastic about training her employees. Not all places will do this. She started me out on Emergency room charts and observation patients. Then she taught me Ambulatory Surgery charts. It took me 4 years to get certified but then she taught me inpatients as well. It's the best job I've ever had.

Key Stats for Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
10%
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Skills That Affect Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Salaries

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
▼0%

National Average
$40,000

Medical Coding
▼1%

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
▼1%

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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