Arkansas Medical Coding & Healthcare Salary Information

Medical coders in Arkansas can expect an average salary of $46,286, compared to the West South Central regional salary of $52,569, according to the latest salary numbers.

While Arkansas may not have a highly concentrated amount of medical coding job opportunities, there will be a regular need for positions to be filled in major cities like Little Rock, Bentonville, and Fayetteville.

Those earning the highest salaries in Arkansas tend to have at least one of these AAPC credentials: CGSC, CPC, or CPC-I. The top three employer types in the state are hospitals (working in both the inpatient and outpatient departments), medium group practices (11-49 physicians), and health systems.

Nearly 36% of medical coders in Arkansas work remotely, averaging $50,650 as an annual salary. Higher than the state average, this number indicates that employers hire remote positions based on a wealth of experience or credentials.

The best spot for information on coders and billers is AAPC, the nation’s largest professional organization for medical coders, billers, and others involved in the business of healthcare. Among its diverse spectrum of products and services, AAPC offers certifications, code books, exam study materials, local chapters, distance learning classes, and more.

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 $47,916.67
COC $48,125.00
CRC $47,500.00
CPB $53,000.00
CPMA $45,500.00
CDEO $50,000.00
CPPM $42,500.00
CPC-I $62,916.67
CANPC $62,500.00
CEDC $42,500.00
CEMC $52,500.00
CFPC $32,500.00
CGSC $78,750.00
CHONC $40,833.33
COPC $62,500.00
COSC $49,166.67
CPC-A $35,357.14
CPC-P $41,500.00

Salary by Education

Education Average Salary
High school graduate $42,500.00
Technical school $42,142.86
Some college $43,622.45
Associate's degree $43,809.52
Bachelor's degree $47,934.78
Master's degree $42,500.00
Doctorate degree $55,000.00

Salary by Experience

Experience Average Salary
0-1 $31,388.89
2-4 $37,500.00
5-9 $40,760.87
10-15 $44,239.13
16-20 $46,250.00
21-25 $52,205.88
26-30 $54,722.22
30+ $58,750.00

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