Certified Medical Coder (CMC) Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Certified Medical Coder (CMC) is $16.24 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Certified Medical Coder (CMC) Total Pay (?
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$24,981 - $51,726
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MEDIAN: $37,890
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Certified Medical Coder (CMC) Total Pay (?
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$11.69 - $23.30
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,981 - $51,726  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,578  
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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$24,636 - $50,324  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 634
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.69 - $23.30  
   
Overtime
$17.07 - $35.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,578  
   
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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$24,636 - $50,324  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 634
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Job Description for Certified Medical Coder (CMC)

Most of the transactions and payments processed by a hospital or clinic do not involve direct payments from patients. Rather, these institutions rely on payments from private and public insurance companies. The key to making these transactions run smoothly is having procedures, referrals, and lab work properly coded and classified so that insurers pay promptly. While an individual doctor’s office in a smaller practice may delegate this responsibility to an office manager, larger clinics or hospitals often hire certified medical coders (CMCs) to perform this work.
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Certified Medical Coder (CMC) 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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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Medical Coder (CMC)

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

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Fort Worth
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National Average
$35,000
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Experience Affects Certified Medical Coder (CMC) Salaries

National Average
$35,000

Skills That Affect Certified Medical Coder (CMC) Salaries

Medical Coding
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Billing
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Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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National Average
$35,000
Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 21%
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