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How Much do Medical Coders Make?

Medical coders make on average around $32,350 annually, though the salary range varies due to region and industry, among other factors.

Salary statistics for 2012 show the highest-paid medical coders earning over $56,000 annually, while the lowest-paid earn $22,250 or less.

The following table shows average annual salaries for the industries that employ the largest numbers of medical billing and medical coding professionals:



General Medical / Surgical Hospitals $38,860
Offices of Physicians $31,290
Nursing Care Facilities $35,060
Outpatient Care Centers $34,890
Federal Executive Branch $35,440

Here you can find out about medical coding training, or how to start a medical billing home business, and more salary information can be found on the general medical billing and coding salary page.

Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.