Louisiana Medical Coding & Healthcare Salary Information

The average salary for medical coders in Louisiana is $51,221.80.

Like many southern states, Louisiana provides a decent earnings market for medical coders. According to AAPC, the average annual salary for other states in the West/South Central region is $53,403. The major cities for medical coders in Louisiana include Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Popular certifications for Kentucky medical coders include CPC, CRC and CHONC, which feature average annual salaries of around $51,000. According to AAPC, coders with a high school to college degree generally earn close to the state average, but coders who had a master’s degree increased their average earnings to around $60,000. AAPC also found that medical coders generally need at least 10 to 15 years of work experience to reach $50,000 in annual salary on average.

You’ll find medical billing and coding education and certification is 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 $51,395.35
COC $41,388.89
CRC $53,500.00
CPB $47,083.33
CPMA $67,500.00
CPCO $65,000.00
CPPM $104,166.67
CPC-I $64,166.67
CCC $57,500.00
CEDC $64,166.67
CEMC $56,250.00
CGSC $67,500.00
CHONC $52,500.00
COBGC $57,500.00
COSC $65,000.00
CPC-A $45,750.00
CPC-P $61,000.00
CPEDC $67,500.00
CPRC $87,500.00
CUC $72,500.00

Salary by Education

Education Average Salary
High school graduate $51,000.00
Technical school $43,152.17
Some high school $62,500.00
Some college $44,629.63
Associate's degree $54,750.00
Bachelor's degree $52,812.50
Master's degree $60,937.50
Doctorate degree $111,250.00

Salary by Experience

Experience Average Salary
0-1 $35,000.00
2-4 $39,239.13
5-9 $45,603.45
10-15 $50,000.00
16-20 $64,166.67
21-25 $67,750.00
26-30 $100,000.00
30+ $49,166.67