Alaska Medical Coding & Healthcare Salary Information

Thanks to an average salary of $59,375.00, Alaska offers strong options for medical coders who want to establish their careers in the field.

Alaska isn’t the biggest market for medical coders, as Anchorage and Fairbanks are the state’s biggest cities. But according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the state has a high concentration of medical coding jobs and is among the top paying states for coders.

Coders with CPC, CCPC and CPC-P certifications can expect to make close to the state’s salary average. Thanks to high demand, coders can even make at least $50,000 annually without a college degree. According to AAPC, potential coders generally only need five to nine years of work experience to earn at least $50,000.

Learn more about medical coding and billing through 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 $59,318.18
CPB $45,000.00
CPPM $50,833.33
CCPC $62,500.00
CEMC $42,500.00
CFPC $47,500.00
COC-A $47,500.00
CPC-A $56,500.00
CPC-P $57,500.00

Salary by Education

Education Average Salary
High school graduate $60,000.00
Technical school $53,214.29
Some high school $57,500.00
Some college $55,000.00
Associate's degree $59,000.00
Bachelor's degree $81,666.67
Master's degree $50,000.00

Salary by Experience

Experience Average Salary
0-1 $57,500.00
2-4 $46,785.71
5-9 $52,916.67
10-15 $58,928.57
16-20 $85,000.00
21-25 $55,000.00
26-30 $81,666.67
30+ $68,333.33