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District Of Columbia Medical Coding & Healthcare Salary Information

Medical coders in Washington, D.C. have an average salary of $79,875.00.

Thanks to a strong market for jobs, the District of Columbia features excellent salaries for potential medical coders. According to AAPC, other states in the mid-Atlantic region have an average salary of only around $52,000.

According to AAPC, D.C. medical coders with certifications including CRC, CPCO and CCPC can earn annual salaries that exceed $100,000. However, coders will generally need a bachelor’s degree to reach an average salary of at least $77,5000. District of Columbia medical coders will generally need 10 to 15 years of experience to get an average salary of around $76,000.

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Salary by Certification

Certification Name Average Salary
CPC $83,409.09
COC $82,500.00
CRC $125,000.00
CPMA $85,000.00
CPCO $155,000.00
CPC-I $82,500.00
CCPC $110,000.00
COBGC $72,500.00

Salary by Education

Education Average Salary
High school graduate $89,166.67
Technical school $62,500.00
Some college $67,500.00
Associate's degree $50,833.33
Bachelor's degree $77,500.00
Master's degree $125,000.00

Salary by Experience

Experience Average Salary
2-4 $52,500.00
5-9 $52,500.00
10-15 $76,666.67
16-20 $75,500.00
21-25 $54,166.67
26-30 $70,000.00
30+ $132,500.00

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