An average Entry-Level Certified Professional Coder can expect to take home roughly $16.53 per hour. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Certified Professional Coders — which occasionally include more than $4K from bonuses and more than $4K from profit sharing — stretch from around $27K to approximately $50K. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Certified Professional Coders. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$28,946 - $57,629
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MEDIAN: $39,914
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$12.47 - $22.25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$28,946 - $57,629  
   
Bonus
$199.20 - $4,085  
Profit Sharing
$34.72 - $4,321  
Total Pay (?
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$26,559 - $49,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 260
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.47 - $22.25  
   
Overtime
$15.26 - $33.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$199.20 - $4,085  
   
Profit Sharing
$34.72 - $4,321  
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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$26,559 - $49,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,234

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,703

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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Certified Professional Coders, Philadelphia offers exceptional salaries, 27 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Certified Professional Coders can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+23 percent), Houston (+18 percent), Denver (+17 percent), and San Diego (+10 percent). San Antonio is the lowest-paying area, 16 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Fort Wayne (14 percent less) and New Orleans (10 percent less).

Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Advice

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

Certified Professional Coder (CPC) in Reno:
"How Much work needed to be corrected."
Work hard. Pay attention and ask questions. Don't be intimidated by asking questions.

Key Stats for Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 147 votes.
073
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
14%
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Skills That Affect Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Salaries

Auditing
up arrow 15%

Cardiology
up arrow 5%

Surgical coding
up arrow 4%

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
up arrow 3%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 2%

Evaluation and Management Auditing
up arrow 1%

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
0%

National Average
$36,000


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

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
up arrow 1%

up arrow 3%

Insurance
up arrow 3%

bill collections
up arrow 4%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 5%

Collections
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 147 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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