North Carolina Medical Coding & Healthcare Salary Information

The average salary for medical coders in North Carolina is $53,231, as compared to the regional average of $52,230 for the South Atlantic area.

For North Carolina coders, the state’s job market falls in line with nearby areas. Major cities for coders who are on the job hunt in North Carolina include Chapel Hill, Durham, and Greensboro. The most common employers are health systems, hospitals (working in both the outpatient and inpatient settings), and large group practices (50+ physicians).

North Carolina has a decent amount of remote coders, with 42% of these healthcare business professionals working from home. They make a fair amount more than the state (or even regional) average, typically enjoying $57,288 per year. Usually this is indicative of employers paying a premium for more expert employees, as measured by their years of experience or number of certifications. Top earners in North Carolina tend to hold at least one of these AAPC credentials: CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, or CRC.

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

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 $55,881.37
COC $57,613.64
CIC $92,500.00
CRC $68,480.39
CPB $50,625.00
CPMA $65,738.64
CDEO $92,500.00
CPCO $84,000.00
CPPM $62,250.00
CPC-I $74,600.00
CANPC $64,375.00
CASCC $55,833.33
CCC $61,250.00
CEDC $62,500.00
CEMC $70,588.24
CFPC $61,666.67
CGIC $40,833.33
CGSC $53,333.33
CHONC $46,785.71
CIRCC $79,375.00
COBGC $65,000.00
COSC $58,611.11
CPC-A $40,561.22
CPCD $49,166.67
CPC-P $54,464.29
CPC-P-A $52,500.00
CPEDC $47,500.00
CRHC $27,500.00
CUC $59,500.00

Salary by Education

Education Average Salary
High school graduate $47,806.12
Technical school $46,041.67
Some college $50,372.34
Associate's degree $47,115.38
Bachelor's degree $54,825.58
Master's degree $72,302.63
Doctorate degree $77,500.00

Salary by Experience

Experience Average Salary
0-1 $36,125.00
2-4 $43,500.00
5-9 $48,683.04
10-15 $52,523.15
16-20 $59,186.75
21-25 $59,642.86
26-30 $74,791.67
30+ $68,500.00

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