Latest Salary Survey in a Nutshell

Latest Salary Survey in a Nutshell

AAPC credentials pave the way for many paths to success.

With almost 12,000 responses to AAPC’s 2017 Salary Survey, and the data indicating overall higher pay for healthcare business professionals than the year before, 2017 was a good year coders, coder education, and coder certification.

View the salary survey infographic as a PDF file.

2017 healthcare salary survey

Brad Ericson

Brad Ericson

Director of Publishing at AAPC
Brad Ericson, MPC, CPC, COSC, has been director of publishing for more than 10 years. Before AAPC he was at Optum for 13 years and Aetna Health Plans prior to that. He has been writing and publishing about healthcare since 1979. He received his Bachelor's in Journalism from Idaho State University and his Master's of Professional Communication degree from Westminster College of Salt Lake City.
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Brad Ericson, MPC, CPC, COSC, has been director of publishing for more than 10 years. Before AAPC he was at Optum for 13 years and Aetna Health Plans prior to that. He has been writing and publishing about healthcare since 1979. He received his Bachelor's in Journalism from Idaho State University and his Master's of Professional Communication degree from Westminster College of Salt Lake City.

9 Responses to “Latest Salary Survey in a Nutshell”

  1. Cathy says:

    My salary unfortunately has never lined up with my credentials and my education, not even close. With over 20+ years of experience and 4 credential with a college education, I must be a few out of the majority on these rankings.

  2. Bridget says:

    I have to agree with Cathy’s comment. The salary has never come near lining up with my education or experience. And I live in the PNW where the salary is one of the highest.

  3. Debbie Beal says:

    So glad to hear you both say that because I though I was the only one I don’t know many people unless they are in management that these salaries compare with either people are fibbing about how much they make or AAPC is increasing the value of credentials.

  4. Fanny says:

    These figures are on target from my perspective. I have CPC and plan to add CRC this summer.

  5. Kim says:

    I’m a CPC & CPMA. Going for CPCO. I’m not even close to the CPC pay. I had to explain what CPMA do to the temp agencies.

  6. Mike W says:

    Great! I just completed my online Medical Billing & Coding course and was seriously considering following through with an AAPC membership & Certification but now, after reading salary ranges & comments, maybe thinking I should keep my current career as a bartender. It’s just after 37 years behind a bar my knees are starting to give out. I’ve never had a sit-down job & thought I could use a break.

  7. Eboni says:

    I’ve been coding for 4 years but I’ve only had the job title for 2. I see I’m currently almost at the 10 year salary, but I’m in California so that’s probably why.

  8. sherri says:

    I have over 10 years exp. and i am no where close to these salary ranges. Plus my practice wants me to get to more certifications with no pay increase and i have to pay for them myself.

  9. sherri says:

    I have over 10 years exp. and i am no where close to these salary ranges. Plus my practice wants me to get two more certifications with no pay increase and i have to pay for them myself.

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