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District Of Columbia Medical Coding & Healthcare Salary Information

Medical coders in Washington, D.C. have an average salary of $55,556, higher than the South Atlantic region’s annual average of $52,230.

Although the District of Columbia features a strong market for relevant jobs and decent salaries for medical coders, the cost of living in Washington, D.C. is comparatively high. Fortunately, there is a well-connected transportation system here in the nation’s capital, making it easier for an individual to live just outside the District of Columbia, but work therein.

The highest paid individuals in D.C. are hospital auditors, holding AAPC’s CPMA credential. Hospitals are also the most common employer in this area. Approximately 89% of medical coders in the District of Columbia work on-site; remote coding positions are scarce.

There is no better source of industry information than AAPC, the nation’s largest professional organization for medical coders, billers, and others involved in the business of healthcare. AAPC offers credentials, code books, exam prep 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 $58,750.00
CPMA $66,250.00
CPC-A $42,500.00

Salary by Education

Education Average Salary
High school graduate $76,250.00
Technical school $46,250.00
Some college $61,250.00
Associate's degree $62,500.00
Bachelor's degree $80,714.29
Master's degree $73,125.00

Salary by Experience

Experience Average Salary
0-1 $32,500.00
2-4 $46,666.67
5-9 $79,000.00
10-15 $65,000.00
16-20 $57,500.00
21-25 $47,500.00
30+ $98,000.00

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