Georgia Medical Coding & Healthcare Salary Information

Medical coders in Georgia have an average salary of $51,854, just under the South Atlantic region’s annual average salary of $52,230.

Georgia is among the stronger job markets for medical coders, with the larger cities like Atlanta, Athens, and Augusta holding the most opportunities.

The most common credentials held by those making the most money in the state are CEMC, COC, CPC, CPC-I, and CPMA. Health systems were the most common employer type by far, followed by small group practices (2-10 physicians) and hospitals (working in both the inpatient and outpatient departments).

Medicals coders who work remotely make up about 38% of the field and earn an average salary of $55,740. Given this information, and comparing this wage to the overall state average, we can conclude that while employers may not be hesitant to let coders work remotely, such positions are likely reserved for individuals who can prove their expertise, likely through ample experience or credentials.

AAPC is the nation’s largest professional organization for medical coders, billers, auditors, compliance officers, practice managers, and others involved in the business of healthcare. AAPC offers certifications, code books, exam study materials, local chapters, distance learning classes, and other resources and tools.

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 $53,780.30
COC $65,000.00
CIC $85,000.00
CRC $56,691.18
CPB $58,181.82
CPMA $61,666.67
CDEO $57,500.00
CPCO $79,166.67
CPPM $64,500.00
CPC-I $83,970.59
CANPC $60,833.33
CASCC $42,500.00
CCC $57,500.00
CCVTC $37,500.00
CEDC $62,500.00
CEMC $71,923.08
CFPC $42,500.00
CGIC $62,500.00
CGSC $60,833.33
CHONC $65,000.00
CIRCC $66,875.00
COBGC $55,357.14
COC-A $57,500.00
COSC $57,500.00
CPC-A $37,045.45
CPC-P $74,791.67
CPC-P-A $73,750.00
CRHC $37,500.00
CUC $42,500.00

Salary by Education

Education Average Salary
High school graduate $48,445.95
Technical school $43,884.62
Some high school $63,750.00
Some college $50,701.22
Associate's degree $52,325.00
Bachelor's degree $53,781.51
Master's degree $67,619.05
Doctorate degree $73,125.00

Salary by Experience

Experience Average Salary
0-1 $35,174.42
2-4 $43,559.78
5-9 $46,652.54
10-15 $52,637.61
16-20 $62,466.22
21-25 $57,867.65
26-30 $63,425.93
30+ $91,166.67

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