New Mexico Medical Coding & Healthcare Salary Information

On average, a medical coder in New Mexico is paid $53,617, which is on track for the Mountain region’s average of $53,477.

Although there are opportunities for medical coders in New Mexico, they are more centralized in the larger cities like Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Positions are most commonly found in large group practices (50+ physicians), health systems, and hospitals – in situations where coders are expected to work for both inpatient and outpatient departments.

Roughly a quarter of medical coders in the state work remotely, earning an average of $55,435 – a little more than the state standard. Top earners in New Mexico are involved in auditing, usually holding AAPC’s CPMA credential. The CEMC certification also seems to help coders earn a higher wage here.

AAPC is the nation’s largest professional organization for the business of healthcare, offering certification exams, code books, study guides and other preparation materials, local chapters, distance learning courses, and many additional 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 $57,730.77
COC $56,250.00
CRC $53,750.00
CPB $45,500.00
CPMA $66,111.11
CPPM $47,500.00
CPC-I $86,250.00
CANPC $57,500.00
CCC $60,000.00
CCVTC $52,500.00
CEDC $110,000.00
CEMC $65,000.00
CGIC $52,500.00
CGSC $77,500.00
COBGC $52,500.00
COPC $77,500.00
CPC-A $34,166.67
CPC-P-A $47,500.00
CRHC $47,500.00

Salary by Education

Education Average Salary
High school graduate $48,750.00
Technical school $45,500.00
Some college $52,589.29
Associate's degree $50,375.00
Bachelor's degree $50,666.67
Master's degree $80,000.00

Salary by Experience

Experience Average Salary
0-1 $36,071.43
2-4 $37,833.33
5-9 $49,545.45
10-15 $62,968.75
16-20 $50,500.00
21-25 $61,785.71
26-30 $155,000.00
30+ $60,000.00

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