Colorado Medical Coding & Healthcare Salary Information

Colorado medical coders can expect an average salary of $59,752.07. 

As one of the biggest states in the Mountain West, Colorado also benefits from the highest average salaries for prospective medical coders. According to AAPC, the region has an average salary of $53,067. Within Colorado, the biggest cities for coders include Denver, Broomfield and Aurora.  

Certifications including CPCO, CPEDC and CRC are among the highest demand among Colorado medical coders. While coders without a bachelor’s degree averaged an annual salary of around $53,000, candidates with a bachelor’s degree saw their earnings jump to an average of $63,281. According to AAPC, coders generally need between 10 to 15 years of experience in order to obtain an average salary of around $65,000.

AAPC offers study guides, local chapters, distance learning classes, and other resources to more than 175,000 medical coders and billers. If you have any questions, please contact us. 

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 $60,663.58
COC $65,000.00
CRC $78,888.89
CPB $48,333.33
CPMA $73,695.65
CPCO $103,750.00
CPPM $65,000.00
CPC-I $76,388.89
CCC $62,500.00
CCPC $37,500.00
CCVTC $83,333.33
CEDC $57,500.00
CEMC $76,000.00
CFPC $66,250.00
CGSC $53,750.00
CHONC $56,500.00
CIRCC $66,875.00
COBGC $57,500.00
COSC $70,833.33
CPC-A $41,547.62
CPCD $87,500.00
CPC-P $68,000.00
CPC-P-A $32,500.00
CPEDC $110,000.00
CSFAC $82,500.00
CUC $65,000.00

Salary by Education

Education Average Salary
High school graduate $53,409.09
Technical school $57,380.95
Some college $54,898.65
Associate's degree $53,636.36
Bachelor's degree $63,281.25
Master's degree $91,136.36
Doctorate degree $114,166.67

Salary by Experience

Experience Average Salary
0-1 $39,500.00
2-4 $43,671.88
5-9 $52,453.70
10-15 $65,208.33
16-20 $69,857.14
21-25 $71,346.15
26-30 $63,500.00
30+ $71,500.00

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