Oregon Medical Coding & Healthcare Salary Information

Medical coders in Oregon make an average of $52,895, much less than what could be expected from the rest of the Pacific region’s $59,134 average.

Fortunately, as with other West Coast states, Oregon features a strong job market for medical coders. Those pursuing careers in this field should especially look in larger cities like Eugene, Portland, and Beaverton. Top employers include health systems, medium group practices (11-49 physicians), and hospitals (covering both the inpatient and outpatient departments).

About 36% of medical coders in Oregon work remotely, earning an average salary of $56,658 – much better than the state standard, although still struggling to match the regional average. These coders are likely paid more because of their expertise, which is often demonstrated by years of experience or additional credentials.

Those earning the most money in the state tend to hold one or more of the following AAPC certifications: CEMC, CPC, CPMA, or CRC. They also tend to work for a health system, although there are a fair number of them who work for payers/health plans as well.

AAPC is the nation’s largest professional organization for the business of healthcare. AAPC offers certifications, code books, exam materials, local chapters, distance learning classes, and other resources/services.

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 $53,948.09
COC $50,833.33
CIC $62,500.00
CRC $69,375.00
CPB $51,250.00
CPMA $66,931.82
CDEO $52,500.00
CPCO $97,500.00
CPPM $73,750.00
CPC-I $66,000.00
CASCC $72,500.00
CCC $55,000.00
CCVTC $67,500.00
CEDC $47,500.00
CEMC $60,000.00
CFPC $62,500.00
CGIC $60,000.00
CGSC $77,500.00
CHONC $72,500.00
COBGC $69,166.67
COSC $65,833.33
CPC-A $41,346.15
CPCD $67,500.00
CPC-P $55,694.44
CPC-P-A $40,000.00
CPEDC $60,833.33

Salary by Education

Education Average Salary
High school graduate $50,535.71
Technical school $53,303.57
Some high school $67,500.00
Some college $51,837.35
Associate's degree $52,536.23
Bachelor's degree $54,396.55
Master's degree $62,857.14
Doctorate degree $37,500.00

Salary by Experience

Experience Average Salary
0-1 $40,000.00
2-4 $45,098.68
5-9 $51,188.52
10-15 $60,896.23
16-20 $58,620.69
21-25 $65,000.00
26-30 $66,944.44
30+ $75,000.00

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