Kentucky Medical Coding & Healthcare Salary Information

The average salary for medical coders in Kentucky is $50,947.27.

Kentucky provides a decent earnings market for medical coders. According to AAPC, the average annual salary for other states in the South is $49,235. The largest cities for medical coders in Kentucky include Louisville, Lexington and Bowling Green.

Stable certifications for Kentucky medical coders include CCC, CEMC and CPCD, which provide average annual salaries in line with the state’s average. According to AAPC, medical coders in Kentucky with a high school to college degree generally earn around $48,000, but coders with a master’s degree improved their average earnings to around $82,000. AAPC also found that medical coders generally need only five to nine years of experience to break $50,000 in annual salary on average.

Medical billing and coding education and certification is available through AAPC, which boasts 175,000 members. AAPC provides education and both local and national 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 $54,269.23
COC $65,000.00
CRC $64,318.18
CPB $58,437.50
CPMA $64,338.24
CDEO $42,500.00
CPCO $65,500.00
CPPM $98,750.00
CPC-I $67,678.57
CCC $52,500.00
CCVTC $62,500.00
CEDC $67,500.00
CEMC $52,000.00
CENTC $47,500.00
CFPC $57,500.00
CGIC $42,500.00
CIRCC $67,500.00
COBGC $47,500.00
COSC $42,500.00
CPC-A $36,730.77
CPCD $52,500.00
CPC-P $52,500.00
CPC-P-A $72,500.00

Salary by Education

Education Average Salary
High school graduate $48,166.67
Technical school $47,692.31
Some college $52,125.00
Associate's degree $44,908.54
Bachelor's degree $49,245.28
Master's degree $82,647.06
Doctorate degree $85,000.00

Salary by Experience

Experience Average Salary
0-1 $39,375.00
2-4 $39,952.83
5-9 $50,303.03
10-15 $54,296.88
16-20 $63,942.31
21-25 $58,541.67
26-30 $76,388.89
30+ $48,333.33

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