Missouri Medical Coding & Healthcare Salary Information

The average salary for medical coders in Missouri is $52,511, just above the West North Central average for the region: $51,933.

Missouri offers steady job opportunities and salaries for medical coders. Some of the best opportunities are in or near the biggest cities, including St. Louis, Kansas City, and Columbia. The main employers in the state are health systems, hospitals (working for both inpatient and outpatient departments), and large group practices (50+ physicians).

About 47% of medical coders work remotely, which is pretty high compared to other states. Since there are so many who enjoy this privilege, they earn closer to the regional average instead of the state average – $51,947 is the standard. The most common thread for top earners in this state is to be auditors and hold AAPC’s CPMA credential.

Read more about AAPC, the nation’s largest professional organization for medical coders, billers, auditors, practice managers, compliance officers, and any others involved in the business of healthcare. AAPC has many certifications, code books with features requested by those working in the field, diverse exam preparation materials, 500+ local chapters, distance learning courses, etc.

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 $55,307.81
COC $64,239.13
CRC $60,394.74
CPB $48,055.56
CPMA $68,397.44
CDEO $72,500.00
CPCO $71,750.00
CPPM $67,500.00
CPC-I $68,750.00
CANPC $62,500.00
CASCC $70,833.33
CCC $70,714.29
CCVTC $55,000.00
CEDC $54,375.00
CEMC $61,800.00
CFPC $62,500.00
CGIC $50,000.00
CGSC $66,666.67
CHONC $58,500.00
CIRCC $70,833.33
COBGC $60,625.00
COC-A $42,500.00
COPC $47,500.00
COSC $60,000.00
CPC-A $38,000.00
CPC-P $52,884.62
CPC-P-A $40,000.00
CPEDC $57,500.00
CUC $47,500.00

Salary by Education

Education Average Salary
High school graduate $49,038.46
Technical school $52,950.00
Some high school $32,500.00
Some college $51,861.70
Associate's degree $50,344.83
Bachelor's degree $56,037.23
Master's degree $59,629.63
Doctorate degree $76,250.00

Salary by Experience

Experience Average Salary
0-1 $33,970.59
2-4 $42,103.96
5-9 $51,033.65
10-15 $53,394.31
16-20 $61,791.67
21-25 $62,820.51
26-30 $62,241.38
30+ $72,173.91

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