Medical coders in Arkansas can expect an average salary of $50,430, compared to the West South Central regional salary of $54,404, according to the latest salary numbers.
While Arkansas may not have a tremendous amount of medical coding jobs, the need to fill positions in major cities like Little Rock, Bentonville, and Fayetteville remains constant.
Medical coders earning the highest salaries in Arkansas tend to have at least one of these AAPC credentials: CGSC, CPC, or CPC-I.
The top three employer types in the state are hospitals (inpatient and outpatient departments), medium group practices (11-49 physicians), and health systems.
Nearly 54.7% of medical coders in Arkansas work remotely, averaging an annual salary of $56,650. This compensation is higher than the state average, indicating that remote positions go to coders with above average experience or credentials.
The best spot for information on coders and billers is AAPC, the nation’s largest professional organization for medical coders, billers, and others involved in the business of healthcare. Among its diverse spectrum of products and services, AAPC offers certifications, code books, exam study materials, local chapters, distance learning classes, and more.
AAPC annually reviews salaries of healthcare business professionals based on location, education, experience, credential, and many other data points. These statistics are all based on the most recent survey, which resulted in nearly 20,000 responses. For additional information, view the overall survey analysis or the Salary Survey Calculator.
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