Entry-Level Certified Medical Coder (CMC) Salary

An Entry-Level Certified Medical Coder (CMC) earns an average wage of $17.04 per hour. A skill in International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding is associated with high pay for this job.

$28,653 - $51,711
$29K
$38K
$52K
MEDIAN: $37,876
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$12.47 - $22.12
$12
$17
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MEDIAN: $17.04
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,653 - $51,711  
   
Bonus
$2,035  
Total Pay (?
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$26,098 - $49,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.47 - $22.12  
   
Overtime
$20.79 - $35.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$2,035  
   
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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$26,098 - $49,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 202

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Certified Medical Coder (CMC) Advice

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

Certified Medical Coder (CMC) in Marietta:
"Keep trying & don't give up!"
Obtaining my CPC was very rewarding. However, after obtaining my CENTC - Certified, Ears, Nose & Throat Certification. I really felt I had achieved a great accomplishment. Don't give up on any certification, it's valuable to have in todays world.

Key Stats for Certified Medical Coder (CMC)

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Certified Medical Coder (CMC) Salaries

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
▲50%

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
▲2%

Medical Coding
▲1%

National Average
$36,000

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
▼6%

Billing
▼10%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 14%