$43,621
Avg. Salary
$18.11
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,007

Profit Sharing

$1,010

Commission

$150

The average pay for a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) is $18.11 per hour.

The average pay for a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) is $43,621 per year.

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$0$61K
Salary $30,221 - $61,016
Bonus $220 - $4,036
Profit Sharing $293 - $4,524
Commission $150
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$29,257 - $54,212
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 827
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $13.87 - $24.79
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $18.55 - $36.82
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $220 - $4,036
Commission $150
Profit Sharing $293 - $4,524
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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$29,257 - $54,212
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,686

Job Description for Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

A certified professional coder (CPC) is responsible for overseeing the medical coding for healthcare agencies. Coders make sure that medical coding used is in compliance with all medical coding laws and regulations and ensure that the coding used is for reimbursable expenses when necessary. They may provide regular coding, surgical coding, or hospital coding as appropriate. Certified coders are also sometimes responsible for communicating with patients regarding rejected claims or procedures, so effective communication skills are necessary. They must also maintain confidentiality and stay current on changes to insurance coding (especially Medicare).

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Certified Professional Coder (CPC) 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

Pay by Experience for a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Professional Coder (CPC) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 1,423 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Professional Coder (CPC) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 710 salaries. An experienced Certified Professional Coder (CPC) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 628 salaries. A Certified Professional Coder (CPC) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 222 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,147

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Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC)?

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 Urbana:
"Risk Adjustment Medical Coder, CPC."
Pros: Can flex schedule. Decent pay and benefits. Great coworkers. Learn about medical condition.
Cons: Can be boring and repetitive reading charts.

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

Certified Professional Coder (CPC) in Bedford:
"CPC."
Pros: Numbers, medical, anatomy, coding, financial.
Cons: Denials, write offs, interruptions.

Certified Professional Coder (CPC) in Johnson City:
"Different."
Pros: Since I work in the field of psychiatry, I see many different doctor's notes. Everything billed is almost always unique. I have grown professionally learning how different insurance providers handle this specific medical field.
Cons: The electronic health record, although it has improved the medical world in many ways, it also has cons in the sense of abuse. It makes it very easy for doctors to code or bill incorrectly. Most doctors do not like the new system and will constantly fight with it. Hopefully in the future this will change and doctors will become more acceptable of a great program.

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Key Stats for Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 642 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Salaries

▲18%

▲11%

▲4%

National Average
$39,000

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 642 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 18%