Massachusetts Medical Coding & Healthcare Salary Information

The average salary for medical coders in Massachusetts is $58,937. This is a touch higher than the New England regional average: $56,438.

Massachusetts features stellar employment opportunities for medical coders. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Boston metropolitan area was one of the top areas for medical records and health information technicians. Major cities for medical coders to find work obviously include Boston, but also New Bedford. Top earners in Massachusetts tend to hold one or more of the following credentials: CDEO, CEMC, COC, CPB, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, CPPM, or CRC.

The most common employer types in this state are large group practices (50+ physicians), hospitals (working in both the inpatient and outpatient settings), and health systems. About 27% of those in this field here work remotely, earning an average wage of $59,888. Given that this is a little higher than the overall state average, we can safely deduce that employers expect remote employees to have a higher level of expertise, often demonstrated through years of experience or extra certifications.

Find out more about AAPC, the nation’s largest professional organization for medical coders, billers, and others involved in the business of healthcare. AAPC provides certifications, code books, exam study guides and additional preparation materials, local chapters, distance learning classes, and other resources.

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 $61,058.28
COC $67,941.18
CRC $72,857.14
CPB $73,611.11
CPMA $79,130.43
CDEO $81,666.67
CPCO $115,000.00
CPPM $85,833.33
CPC-I $93,928.57
CASCC $62,500.00
CCC $67,500.00
CCVTC $62,500.00
CEDC $70,000.00
CEMC $64,615.38
CGIC $62,500.00
CGSC $72,500.00
CHONC $65,000.00
CIRCC $47,500.00
COBGC $50,000.00
COC-A $60,000.00
COSC $72,500.00
CPC-A $47,285.71
CPCD $72,500.00
CPC-P $61,388.89
CPC-P-A $77,500.00
CPEDC $47,500.00
CUC $77,500.00

Salary by Education

Education Average Salary
High school graduate $49,568.97
Technical school $55,416.67
Some college $59,448.05
Associate's degree $54,351.85
Bachelor's degree $63,401.64
Master's degree $68,194.44
Doctorate degree $118,750.00

Salary by Experience

Experience Average Salary
0-1 $49,814.81
2-4 $47,500.00
5-9 $58,000.00
10-15 $59,010.42
16-20 $68,173.08
21-25 $77,083.33
26-30 $83,666.67
30+ $78,125.00

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