Alaska Medical Coding & Healthcare Salary Information

Thanks to an average salary of $53,737, Alaska offers strong options for medical coders who want to establish their careers in the field, even though this is lower than the Pacific region’s average annual salary of $59,134.

Although the best chance of landing a coding job is always in or near the biggest cities, like Anchorage or Fairbanks, Alaska still has a lot of opportunity spread throughout the rural areas. This can be seen by an analysis of the most common workplaces. The top three employer types in the state are medium group practices (11-49 physicians), small group practices (2-10 physicians), and solo practices. Those making the most money in Alaska tended to hold the following AAPC credentials: CIC, CPB, CPC, and COC.

About 16% of individuals employed in medical coding in Alabama work remotely, averaging $56,167 per year. Comparing this higher salary to the overall state average, we can determine that remote coding positions are usually filled by those with the experience or credentials to validate their expertise.

Learn more about AAPC, the nation’s largest professional organization for medical coders, billers, and others involved in the business of healthcare. AAPC offers a wide variety of certifications, code books, exam study 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 $55,409.84
COC $63,750.00
CIC $67,500.00
CPB $49,772.73
CPMA $65,000.00
CPCO $67,500.00
CPPM $135,000.00
CPC-I $52,500.00
CANPC $42,500.00
CEDC $62,500.00
CEMC $57,500.00
CFPC $52,500.00
COSC $57,500.00
CPC-A $40,961.54
CPC-P $61,250.00
CPC-P-A $50,000.00

Salary by Education

Education Average Salary
High school graduate $51,388.89
Technical school $45,500.00
Some college $53,240.74
Associate's degree $46,458.33
Bachelor's degree $68,194.44
Master's degree $59,687.50

Salary by Experience

Experience Average Salary
0-1 $39,166.67
2-4 $42,500.00
5-9 $53,382.35
10-15 $62,321.43
16-20 $80,000.00
21-25 $58,333.33
26-30 $62,500.00
30+ $75,833.33

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