Arkansas Medical Coding & Healthcare Salary Information

Medical coders in Arkansas can expect an average salary of $46,328.13 according to AAPC.

Like many states in the region, Arkansas doesn’t have the most concentrated amount of medical coding opportunities. However, roles are still available in major cities including Little Rock, Bentonville and Fayetteville.  

Certifications including CPPM, CCC and CEMC provide the strongest opportunities to potential medical coders. According to AAPC, each certification provides average salaries of $50,000 to $60,000. Coders should also have at least a high school, college or associate’s degree to maximize their earning potential. In Arkansas, current coders have typically needed 10 to 15 years of work experience to reach an average annual salary of around $46,000.

There is no better source of information about coding and billing 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 $48,028.17
COC $45,000.00
CIC $37,500.00
CRC $47,500.00
CPB $44,500.00
CPMA $50,357.14
CPPM $64,166.67
CPC-I $46,500.00
CASCC $62,500.00
CCC $62,500.00
CEMC $55,000.00
CFPC $47,500.00
CHONC $42,500.00
COSC $55,000.00
CPC-A $39,166.67
CPC-P $50,000.00

Salary by Education

Education Average Salary
High school graduate $44,500.00
Technical school $42,500.00
Some high school $32,500.00
Some college $43,793.10
Associate's degree $48,928.57
Bachelor's degree $44,673.91
Master's degree $50,000.00

Salary by Experience

Experience Average Salary
0-1 $37,500.00
2-4 $35,961.54
5-9 $42,222.22
10-15 $46,323.53
16-20 $48,809.52
21-25 $46,666.67
26-30 $48,750.00
30+ $60,000.00