Certified Medical Coder (CMC) Salary

Women comprise the majority of Certified Medical Coders in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $18.34 per hour on average. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Certified Medical Coders is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,931 - $66,113
$30K
$44K
$66K
MEDIAN: $43,533
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50%
90%

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$14.22 - $25.73
$14
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $18.74
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$0$66K
Salary $29,931 - $66,113
Bonus $175 - $6,000
Profit Sharing $2,250
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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$29,890 - $56,900
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 115
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $14.22 - $25.73
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $20.88 - $39.78
Annual Data $0$56K
Bonus $175 - $6,000
Profit Sharing $2,250
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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$29,890 - $56,900
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 481

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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Certified Medical Coder (CMC) Tasks

  • Protect the security of medical records to ensure that confidentiality is maintained.
  • Identify, compile and code patient data, using ICD-9-CM and CPT and other standard classification coding systems.
  • Enter data, such as history and extent of disease, diagnostic procedures and treatment into computer database.
  • Compile, abstract and maintain patient medical records to document condition and treatment.
  • Review records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with regulations.

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 New York:
"NYC work."
Pros: The ease of multiple transportation to get to work.
Cons: Long delays during rush hour.

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Key Stats for Certified Medical Coder (CMC)

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Certified Medical Coder (CMC) Salaries

▲8%

▲7%

▲4%

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 82 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 16%