$43,607
Avg. Salary
$18.64
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,012

Bonus

$2,250

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Certified Medical Coder (CMC) is $18.64 per hour.

The average pay for a Certified Medical Coder (CMC) is $43,607 per year.

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$0$67K
Salary $29,766 - $67,051
Bonus $101 - $4,481
Profit Sharing $503 - $4,966
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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$29,357 - $57,681
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 212
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $13.97 - $25.81
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $20.18 - $39.23
Annual Data $0$57K
Bonus $101 - $4,481
Profit Sharing $503 - $4,966
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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$29,357 - $57,681
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 936

Job Description for Certified Medical Coder (CMC)

Most of the transactions and payments processed by a hospital or clinic do not involve direct payments from patients. Rather, these institutions rely on payments from private and public insurance companies. The key to making these transactions run smoothly is having procedures, referrals, and lab work properly coded and classified so that insurers pay promptly. While an individual doctor’s office in a smaller practice may delegate this responsibility to an office manager, larger clinics or hospitals often hire certified medical coders (CMCs) to perform this work.

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Common Career Paths for Certified Medical Coder (CMC)


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As Certified Medical Coders make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Certified Professional Coder position pays around the same amount as the Certified Medical Coder job on average.

Certified Medical Coder (CMC) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Certified Medical Coder (CMC)


Survey results suggest that Certified Medical Coders use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Fortunate workers who know International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 Coding command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 37 percent above average. Those listing Electronic Medical Records as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Billing and Current Procedural Terminology Coding also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Medicaid & Medicare Billing also tend to know Billing.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Medical Coder (CMC)

Pay by Experience for a Certified Medical Coder (CMC) has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Medical Coder (CMC) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 260 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Medical Coder (CMC) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 127 salaries. An experienced Certified Medical Coder (CMC) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 118 salaries. A Certified Medical Coder (CMC) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 39 salaries.

Certified Medical Coder (CMC) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Certified Medical Coder (CMC)?

Certified Medical Coder (CMC) in Virginia Beach:
"Military influence makes it hard to get paid well in Virginia Beach."
Pros: there is a lot to do in Virginia Beach and many employers
Cons:

Certified Medical Coder (CMC) in Bluefield:
Pros:
Cons: Rural area, approximately 2 hours from any large cities. Pay grade is lower due to this being a rural area.

Certified Medical Coder (CMC) in Neligh:
Pros: This is a small community and it is nice that most people know each other. In my department we all work well together.
Cons: The communication could be a little bit better in the whole facility.

Certified Medical Coder (CMC) in New York:
"NYC work."
Pros: The ease of multiple transportation to get to work.
Cons: Long delays during rush hour.

Certified Medical Coder (CMC) in Marietta:
"Keep trying & don't give up!"
Obtaining my CPC was very rewarding. However, after obtaining my CENTC - Certified, Ears, Nose & Throat Certification. I really felt I had achieved a great accomplishment. Don't give up on any certification, it's valuable to have in todays world.

Certified Medical Coder (CMC) in St. Louis:
"Stress level."
Take care of your health. This is a very stressful job.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Certified Medical Coder (CMC)

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 193 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Certified Medical Coder (CMC) Salaries

▲9%

▲7%

▲5%

National Average
$40,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Certified Medical Coder (CMC) Salaries

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
▲35%


National Average
$40,000



Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
▼6%

▼8%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 193 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 18%