Iowa Medical Coding & Healthcare Salary Information

The average salary for medical coders in Iowa is $50,062, whereas the West North Central region’s average is $51,933.

Iowa provides consistent job opportunities, particularly in the major cities like Des Moines, Iowa City, and Cedar Rapids.

The most common employer types in the state are hospitals (particularly with people in this industry focused on working in both the inpatient and outpatient departments), health systems, and large group practices (50+ physicians).

About 37% of medical coders working in Iowa are remote employees, earning an average of $48,633. Since this is lower than the state norm, we can assume that employers here tend to believe working remotely merits decreased compensation due to a lack of commuting costs, or perhaps the privilege of being able to work from home.

Top earners in Iowa tend to hold at least one of these AAPC credentials: CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, or CRC. AAPC, the nation’s largest professional organization for medical coders, billers, and others involved in the business of healthcare, offers a myriad of resources and services for this 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 $51,354.84
COC $49,375.00
CIC $82,500.00
CRC $53,125.00
CPB $44,642.86
CPMA $52,045.45
CPC-I $59,772.73
CANPC $67,500.00
CCC $57,500.00
CCVTC $62,500.00
CEMC $50,833.33
CGSC $42,500.00
CHONC $47,500.00
CIRCC $55,000.00
COBGC $57,500.00
COC-A $57,500.00
COSC $45,000.00
CPC-A $42,812.50
CPC-P $44,500.00
CPC-P-A $49,166.67

Salary by Education

Education Average Salary
High school graduate $50,357.14
Technical school $46,637.93
Some college $49,500.00
Associate's degree $45,637.25
Bachelor's degree $56,283.78
Master's degree $59,375.00
Doctorate degree $57,500.00

Salary by Experience

Experience Average Salary
0-1 $41,500.00
2-4 $43,017.24
5-9 $47,822.58
10-15 $55,147.06
16-20 $58,437.50
21-25 $53,333.33
26-30 $51,785.71
30+ $60,000.00

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