Alabama Medical Coding & Healthcare Salary Information

Alabama medical coders can expect an average salary of $46,363, putting the state below the East South Central region’s average of $50,219.

The highest concentration of available coding jobs is unsurprisingly in major cities like Huntsville, Birmingham, and Mobile.

Medical coders who want to maximize their earnings through AAPC certifications should strive for the CEDC, CIRCC, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, or CRC; the highest paid individuals in Alabama had these credentials in common. The top three employer types in the state are small group practices (2-10 physicians), medium group practices (11-49 physicians), and health systems.

Roughly 28% of those employed in medical coding in Alabama work remotely, averaging $49,336 per year. Since this is a few thousand higher than the state average, we can safely deduce that remote coding positions are awarded to those who have ample experience or perhaps multiple credentials to support their expertise.

There is no better source of information about coders and billers than AAPC, the nation’s largest professional organization for medical coders, billers, and others involved in the business of healthcare. AAPC offers certifications, code books, exam study guides and additional preparation materials, local chapters, distance learning classes, and other resources.

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.

Salary by Certification

Certification Name Average Salary
CPC $48,454.55
COC $48,333.33
CRC $60,750.00
CPB $49,500.00
CPMA $60,000.00
CDEO $42,500.00
CPPM $42,500.00
CPC-I $62,142.86
CANPC $42,500.00
CASCC $47,500.00
CCC $55,000.00
CCVTC $57,500.00
CEDC $72,500.00
CEMC $72,500.00
CFPC $42,500.00
CGSC $39,166.67
CIRCC $59,375.00
COBGC $47,500.00
COSC $72,500.00
CPC-A $35,357.14
CPC-P $56,875.00
CRHC $52,500.00

Salary by Education

Education Average Salary
High school graduate $46,153.85
Technical school $41,666.67
Some high school $42,500.00
Some college $43,142.86
Associate's degree $40,808.82
Bachelor's degree $52,105.26
Master's degree $71,250.00
Doctorate degree $42,500.00

Salary by Experience

Experience Average Salary
0-1 $33,269.23
2-4 $38,697.92
5-9 $40,500.00
10-15 $46,158.54
16-20 $45,258.62
21-25 $61,250.00
26-30 $64,843.75
30+ $56,875.00

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