$46,512
Avg. Salary
$21.49
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) is $21.49 per hour.

The average pay for a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) is $46,512 per year.

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MEDIAN $46,512
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$0$66K
Salary $33,750 - $66,679
Bonus $271 - $5,166
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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$32,832 - $66,244
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 142
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $15.51 - $31.09
Hourly Tips $5.00
Overtime $19.63 - $44.52
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $271 - $5,166
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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$32,832 - $66,244
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 577

Job Description for Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)

The certified coding specialist (CCS) takes information from doctors, internists, and other medical professionals; they then apply medical coding for billing procedures applying to private and government-based insurers. Accurate and precise coding of procedures and treatments may help shorten reimbursement times for their employer and clients.

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Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)


Survey results imply that Certified Coding Specialists put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 Coding, International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 Coding, Medical Coding, and Current Procedural Terminology Coding are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 6 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Electronic Medical Records. Most people who know Current Procedural Terminology Coding also know International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding and Medical Coding.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)

Pay by Experience for a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 233 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 85 salaries. An experienced Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 106 salaries. A Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 59 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,716

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

Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Certified Coding Specialists, 39 percent higher than the national average. Certified Coding Specialists will also find cushy salaries in New York (+31 percent), Miami (+26 percent), Chicago (+23 percent), and Los Angeles (+20 percent).

Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)?

Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) in Leominster:
"EXPERTISE MSDRG, APDRG CDI RECONSILLIATION."
MAINTAIN HIGH STANDARD OF CONTINUING EDUCATION.

Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) in Baltimore:
"This is a great job, take any learning opportunity to get in."
Volunteer or take any entry level job you can to get experience in this field. I am blessed to have a manager that is fantastic about training her employees. Not all places will do this. She started me out on Emergency room charts and observation patients. Then she taught me Ambulatory Surgery charts. It took me 4 years to get certified but then she taught me inpatients as well. It's the best job I've ever had.

Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) in Selma:
"Coding."
Pros:
Cons: Stressful when you have alot of discharges and its month end.

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Key Stats for Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Salaries

▲34%

▲11%

▲5%

National Average
$46,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 17%