Entry-Level Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Salary

The average Entry-Level Certified Professional Coder earns approximately $16.87 per hour. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Certified Professional Coders is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,472 - $58,266
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$40K
$58K
MEDIAN: $40,048
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$12.87 - $22.70
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$0$58K
Salary $28,472 - $58,266
Bonus $203.73 - $3,548
Profit Sharing $2,000
Total Pay (?
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$27,164 - $50,330
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 240
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $12.87 - $22.70
Overtime $17.01 - $35.52
Annual Data $0$50K
Bonus $203.73 - $3,548
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$27,164 - $50,330
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,212

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Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,188

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Entry-Level Certified Professional Coders that is 25 percent greater than the national average, Philadelphia offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Certified Professional Coders can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), Houston (+18 percent), and Denver (+17 percent). With compensation 17 percent below the national average, San Antonio is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 16 percent less in Fort Wayne and 15 percent less in New Orleans, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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 Atlanta:
Stay on top of changes in coding guidelines. L.

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.

Certified Professional Coder (CPC) in Hannibal:
Be ready for constant change.

Certified Professional Coder (CPC) in Clarksburg:
"Stay positive."
Keep an open mind and stay positive.

Key Stats for Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 170 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
14%
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Skills That Affect Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Salaries

Auditing
▲13%

Cardiology
▲5%

Surgical coding
▲4%



Evaluation and Management Auditing
▼0%

National Average
$36,000


Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
▼2%

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
▼2%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
▼2%

▼4%

Insurance
▼4%

Accounts Receivable
▼6%

bill collections
▼6%

Collections
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 170 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 20%
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