Iowa Medical Coding & Healthcare Salary Information

The average salary for medical coders in Iowa is $51,756.20.

Compared other Midwest states, Iowa provides consistent opportunities for emerging and established medical coders. According to AAPC, other states in the West/North Central region have an average annual salary of $50,824 for medical coders. Major cities for Iowa medical coders include Des Moines, Iowa City and Cedar Rapids.

Popular certifications for Iowa medical coders include CPC and CUC, which provide average annual salaries in line with the state’s average. According to AAPC, Iowa medical coders with a high school and college degree can typically reach an annual salary of around $52,000. Medical coders in Iowa typically need 10 to 15 years of experience in order to come near the state’s average salary. 

Medical coding and billing requires training and certification.  To find out more, contact AAPC to learn more about education, examinations and other resources.

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 $51,216.22
COC $46,666.67
CRC $55,000.00
CPB $78,125.00
CPMA $54,166.67
CPC-I $62,500.00
CANPC $62,500.00
CASCC $47,500.00
CCC $42,500.00
CEMC $62,500.00
CHONC $57,500.00
COC-A $37,500.00
COPC $37,500.00
COSC $32,500.00
CPC-A $46,911.76
CPC-P $47,500.00
CSFAC $32,500.00
CUC $52,500.00

Salary by Education

Education Average Salary
High school graduate $52,500.00
Technical school $39,166.67
Some college $55,428.57
Associate's degree $48,081.40
Bachelor's degree $51,527.78
Master's degree $108,750.00
Doctorate degree $155,000.00

Salary by Experience

Experience Average Salary
0-1 $42,083.33
2-4 $41,607.14
5-9 $49,230.77
10-15 $52,272.73
16-20 $56,250.00
21-25 $55,454.55
26-30 $60,833.33
30+ $128,125.00