Entry-Level Certified Professional Coders can expect to earn an average of $16.51 per hour. In the world of Entry-Level Certified Professional Coders, overall income ranges from $26K near the bottom to $49K at the top; this can include more than $4K from bonuses and more than $4K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,225 - $54,292
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MEDIAN: $39,860
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$12.39 - $22.34
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,225 - $54,292  
   
Bonus
$198.93 - $4,122  
Profit Sharing
$292.99 - $4,355  
Total Pay (?
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$26,422 - $49,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 262
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.39 - $22.34  
   
Overtime
$15.11 - $33.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$198.93 - $4,122  
   
Profit Sharing
$292.99 - $4,355  
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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$26,422 - $49,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,211

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,596

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For Entry-Level Certified Professional Coders, working in the bustling city of Philadelphia has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Certified Professional Coders will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+22 percent), Denver (+13 percent), Houston (+12 percent), and San Diego (+10 percent). In Fort Wayne, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. New Orleans and Tulsa are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 137 votes.
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

Surgical coding
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Cardiology
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International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
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Evaluation and Management Auditing
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Orthopedics
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Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
0%

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
0%

National Average
$36,000

Medical Coding
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Medicaid & Medicare Billing
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Accounts Receivable
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bill collections
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Billing
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Insurance
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Collections
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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