Alabama Medical Coding & Healthcare Salary Information

Alabama medical coders can expect an average salary of $47,798.30, putting the state slightly below the region’s average of $49,209.

For medical coders, Alabama doesn’t have the largest concentration of jobs in the field. However, opportunities are still available in major cities including Huntsville, Birmingham and Mobile.

Potential coders who want to maximize their earnings should target certification types including CRC, CIRCC and COC. Employers also prefer candidates with associate’s and bachelor degrees, who make an average salary of $42,421 to $49,921. Entry-level candidates will see a higher learning curve in Alabama, as workers with five to nine years of experience had an average salary of only $41,944.

There is no better source of information about coders and billers than AAPC , the nation’s largest professional organization for coders and billers. AAPC offers study guides, local chapters, distance learning classes, and other resources.

AAPC annually reviews salaries of healthcare business professionals based on location, education, experience, and credential. Data below is based on the most recent survey, resulting in 13,000+ responses. For additional information, view the overall survey analysis or the Salary Survey Calculator.

Salary by Certification

Certification Name Average Salary
CPC $50,375.00
COC $52,083.33
CRC $55,555.56
CPB $42,500.00
CPMA $67,500.00
CDEO $62,500.00
CPCO $75,000.00
CPPM $65,000.00
CPC-I $72,500.00
CCC $37,500.00
CEMC $57,500.00
CENTC $77,500.00
CGIC $77,500.00
CGSC $27,500.00
CIMC $27,500.00
CIRCC $50,833.33
COBGC $47,500.00
COC-A $35,000.00
COSC $47,500.00
CPC-A $32,954.55
CPC-P $67,500.00
CPC-P-A $27,500.00
CUC $62,500.00

Salary by Education

Education Average Salary
High school graduate $49,807.69
Technical school $37,500.00
Some college $46,636.36
Associate's degree $42,421.88
Bachelor's degree $49,921.88
Master's degree $64,375.00

Salary by Experience

Experience Average Salary
0-1 $31,388.89
2-4 $34,305.56
5-9 $41,944.44
10-15 $51,442.31
16-20 $55,869.57
21-25 $58,611.11
26-30 $68,750.00
30+ $73,750.00