Illinois Medical Coding & Healthcare Salary Information

The average salary for medical coders in Illinois is $52,170, just above the East North Central region’s overall annual salary of $51,010.

Illinois offers steady opportunities for medical coders, especially in larger cities like Chicago and Urbana. The most common types of employers in the state are health systems, large group practices (50+ physicians), and hospitals (working in both the outpatient and inpatient departments).

Top earners in Illinois are inclined to hold one or more of these AAPC credentials: COC, CPB, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, CPPM, or CRC. About 32% of medical coders in Illinois work remotely, earning $53,066 – a bit more than the state average. Employers seem to pay a little more for these remote employees, meaning these coders likely have more years of experience or ample credentials to validate their expertise.

The best source of information about medical coding is AAPC, the nation’s largest professional organization for medical coders, billers, and others involved in the business of healthcare. AAPC offers certifications, code books, exam preparation materials, local chapters, distance learning classes, and other resources for the industry.

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 $54,948.98
COC $58,257.58
CRC $64,125.00
CPB $59,500.00
CPMA $64,642.86
CPCO $42,500.00
CPPM $65,000.00
CPC-I $72,343.75
CASCC $50,000.00
CCC $46,500.00
CCVTC $49,166.67
CEDC $49,500.00
CEMC $54,166.67
CFPC $47,500.00
CGIC $50,000.00
CGSC $52,500.00
CHONC $85,000.00
COBGC $57,500.00
COC-A $32,500.00
COSC $66,250.00
CPC-A $39,000.00
CPCD $87,500.00
CPC-P $50,000.00
CPC-P-A $42,500.00
CPEDC $67,500.00
CUC $52,500.00

Salary by Education

Education Average Salary
High school graduate $54,166.67
Technical school $49,722.22
Some high school $42,500.00
Some college $50,881.29
Associate's degree $51,295.45
Bachelor's degree $56,829.27
Master's degree $77,250.00
Doctorate degree $84,375.00

Salary by Experience

Experience Average Salary
0-1 $35,694.44
2-4 $43,322.78
5-9 $48,375.00
10-15 $56,705.88
16-20 $62,333.33
21-25 $74,083.33
26-30 $77,900.00
30+ $67,500.00

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