Montana Medical Coding & Healthcare Salary Information

The average salary for medical coders in Montana is $45,752. This is a good amount behind the Mountain Region’s average: $53,477.

As usual, the best places for medical coders to look for jobs is in the larger cities, so those in Montana who are looking for jobs should first see what’s available in Missoula, Billings, and Kalispell. However, small group practices (2-10 physicians) ranked second in terms of the most common workplace statewide, indicating there are still a good amount of rural employers. Hospitals ranked first, with the expectation that coders would work in both the inpatient and outpatient departments at those facilities.

About 31% of medical coders in Montana work remotely, which is roughly on par for a state with a smaller total amount of medical coders. Individuals who manage to get these jobs (likely after establishing higher levels of expertise, through either years of experience or additional certifications) should hold onto them, as they earn $51,429 on average – about 12% more than the state standard.

The best place to go to learn about the healthcare business industry is AAPC, the nation’s largest professional organization for medical coders, billers, auditors, practice managers, compliance officers, etc. AAPC offers certifications, code books, exam study guides and additional preparation materials, local chapters, distance learning classes, and many other tools.

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 $48,557.69
COC $51,250.00
CIC $65,000.00
CPB $46,785.71
CPMA $55,000.00
CPCO $67,500.00
CPC-I $60,833.33
CCC $42,500.00
CEMC $60,833.33
CFPC $47,500.00
CHONC $47,500.00
CIRCC $52,500.00
COBGC $62,500.00
COSC $42,500.00
CPC-A $34,375.00
CPC-P $50,500.00

Salary by Education

Education Average Salary
High school graduate $48,000.00
Technical school $46,071.43
Some college $42,352.94
Associate's degree $39,913.79
Bachelor's degree $46,250.00
Master's degree $75,000.00

Salary by Experience

Experience Average Salary
0-1 $32,187.50
2-4 $40,700.00
5-9 $43,700.00
10-15 $46,000.00
16-20 $53,750.00
21-25 $63,750.00
26-30 $77,500.00
30+ $57,500.00

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