Entry-Level Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Salary

Entry-Level Certified Professional Coders take home an average $16.88 per hour. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Entry-Level Certified Professional Coders like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$28,720 - $58,625
$29K
$40K
$59K
MEDIAN: $40,270
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$13.05 - $22.87
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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$0$58K
Salary $28,720 - $58,625
Bonus $205.11 - $3,748
Profit Sharing $1,965
Commission $25,150
Total Pay (?
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$27,601 - $50,744
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 240
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $13.05 - $22.87
Overtime $17.08 - $34.77
Annual Data $0$50K
Bonus $205.11 - $3,748
Commission $25,150
Profit Sharing $1,965
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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$27,601 - $50,744
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,246

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Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,358

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

Philadelphia offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Certified Professional Coders, 25 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Certified Professional Coders will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), Houston (+18 percent), and Denver (+17 percent). In San Antonio, salaries are 17 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Fort Wayne and New Orleans (16 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).

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 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 Clarksburg:
"Stay positive."
Keep an open mind and stay positive.

Key Stats for Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 184 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
14%
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Skills That Affect Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Salaries

Auditing
▲12%

Cardiology
▲4%

Surgical coding
▲3%



National Average
$36,000

Evaluation and Management Auditing
▼1%

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding
▼2%


International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
▼3%

Medicaid & Medicare Billing
▼3%

▼4%

Insurance
▼4%

Accounts Receivable
▼6%

bill collections
▼6%

Collections
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 184 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 19%
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