South Carolina Medical Coding & Healthcare Salary Information

The average salary for a medical coder in South Carolina is $49,412, a few thousand under the South Atlantic regional standard: $52,230.

South Carolina offers a solid job market in this industry. Those seeking employment should look in the major cities, like Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville. Top employer types are health systems, hospitals (working in both the outpatient and inpatient departments), small group practices (2-10 physicians), and medium group practices (11-49 physicians). Given the presence of these last two in the top four, South Carolina likely has many rural employers.

An even 25% of South Carolina medical coders work remotely, and they earn an average of $54,735 yearly. This amount, much higher than the state, or even region’s standard, indicates that employers are selecting individuals for these remote positions who have years of experience or more credentials, and therefore merit a higher wage. Top earners in South Carolina tend to hold one or more of the following AAPC certifications: CEMC, COC, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, or CRC.

For the most current and comprehensive information on medical coding and billing, turn to AAPC, the nation’s largest professional organization for medical coders, billers, auditors, practice managers, compliance officers, and all others involved in the business of healthcare. AAPC offers a multitude of certifications, code books, exam study guides and additional preparation materials, local chapters, distance learning classes, and other 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 $50,658.91
COC $51,578.95
CIC $72,500.00
CRC $51,875.00
CPB $43,500.00
CPMA $59,375.00
CDEO $62,500.00
CPCO $67,500.00
CPPM $57,500.00
CPC-I $62,321.43
CANPC $62,500.00
CASCC $60,500.00
CCC $42,500.00
CEDC $110,000.00
CEMC $62,291.67
CFPC $40,833.33
CGIC $58,750.00
CGSC $45,000.00
CHONC $52,500.00
CIRCC $88,125.00
COBGC $60,833.33
COC-A $22,500.00
COSC $42,500.00
CPC-A $33,333.33
CPCD $37,500.00
CPC-P $60,384.62
CPEDC $55,833.33
CRHC $51,250.00

Salary by Education

Education Average Salary
High school graduate $48,750.00
Technical school $45,914.63
Some high school $37,500.00
Some college $48,803.19
Associate's degree $45,144.93
Bachelor's degree $51,071.43
Master's degree $59,852.94

Salary by Experience

Experience Average Salary
0-1 $36,413.04
2-4 $37,405.66
5-9 $40,833.33
10-15 $52,336.07
16-20 $54,510.87
21-25 $58,240.74
26-30 $70,384.62
30+ $67,833.33

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