Louisiana Medical Coding & Healthcare Salary Information

Medical coders in Louisiana earn $48,934 on average, a few thousand lower than the region’s average of $52,569.

Like many southern states, Louisiana provides a decent job market for medical coders. The major cities for job placement include Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The most common workplaces are health systems, small group practices (2-10 physicians), large group practices (50+ physicians), and billing companies.

While 34% of the medical coders in the state work remotely, they earn an average salary of $55,075, several thousand above the Louisiana standard. This likely indicates that employers hiring remote workers pay a premium for expertise, often measured in experience or multiple credentials.

The highest-paid medical coders in Louisiana seem to favor the following AAPC credentials: CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, or CRC. These top earners also tend to be working in health systems or large group practices, as regular medical coders or as auditors.

AAPC is the nation’s largest professional organization for the business of healthcare. AAPC offers certifications, code books, exam materials, local chapters, distance learning classes, and other resources/services.

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 $52,851.56
COC $53,863.64
CIC $82,500.00
CRC $60,892.86
CPB $52,727.27
CPMA $70,937.50
CPCO $69,285.71
CPPM $104,166.67
CPC-I $75,454.55
CANPC $62,500.00
CCC $50,000.00
CEDC $47,500.00
CEMC $53,846.15
CFPC $42,500.00
CGSC $61,000.00
CHONC $52,500.00
COBGC $51,500.00
COC-A $37,500.00
COSC $65,000.00
CPC-A $33,750.00
CPCD $32,500.00
CPC-P $52,500.00
CPC-P-A $45,000.00
CPEDC $37,500.00
CRHC $27,500.00
CUC $42,500.00

Salary by Education

Education Average Salary
High school graduate $44,687.50
Technical school $37,812.50
Some college $47,670.45
Associate's degree $50,681.82
Bachelor's degree $54,407.89
Master's degree $62,343.75
Doctorate degree $95,000.00

Salary by Experience

Experience Average Salary
0-1 $34,807.69
2-4 $40,795.45
5-9 $46,057.69
10-15 $56,250.00
16-20 $56,093.75
21-25 $49,107.14
26-30 $67,857.14
30+ $81,785.71

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