Entry-Level Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Certified Professional Coders sits in the ballpark of $16.60 per hour. Total incomes of Entry-Level Certified Professional Coders incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $4K from bonuses and close to $4K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $27K and $50K. Most Entry-Level Certified Professional Coders like their work and job satisfaction is high. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$28,580 - $58,026
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$58K
MEDIAN: $39,927
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$12.48 - $22.38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$28,580 - $58,026  
   
Bonus
$205.42 - $3,775  
Profit Sharing
$34.46 - $4,355  
Total Pay (?
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$26,547 - $49,825  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 239
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.48 - $22.38  
   
Overtime
$15.28 - $34.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$205.42 - $3,775  
   
Profit Sharing
$34.46 - $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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$26,547 - $49,825  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,184
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,800

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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Certified Professional Coders, Philadelphia offers exceptional salaries, 26 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Certified Professional Coders will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+20 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), Houston (+19 percent), and Denver (+18 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Antonio, which sits 16 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Fort Wayne (15 percent lower) and New Orleans (14 percent lower).

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:
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Work hard. Pay attention and ask questions. Don't be intimidated by asking questions.

Key Stats for Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 139 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

Auditing
▲14%

Cardiology
▲6%

Surgical coding
▲5%



Evaluation and Management Auditing
▲1%

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
▼0%

National Average
$36,000


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

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
▼1%

▼3%

Insurance
▼3%

Accounts Receivable
▼5%

bill collections
▼5%

Collections
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 139 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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