South Dakota Medical Coding & Healthcare Salary Information

The average salary for medical coders in South Dakota is $51,964.29.

Compared to other states in the central Mountain West, South Dakota features strong earnings potential. According to AAPC, the average annual salary for medical coders in the region in 2017 was $50,824. Neighboring states including North Dakota and Montana had average salaries of around $44,000. Major cities for medical coders in South Dakota include Sioux Falls and Rapid City.

For South Dakotan medical coders, popular certifications include CPC, CPMA and CCC. According to AAPC data, coders with a bachelor’s degree, some college, an associate’s degree or a high school education have average salaries around $50,000. Medical coders also typically needed 10 to 15 years of work experience to reach an average salary of $52,000.

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AAPC annually reviews salaries of healthcare business professionals based on location, education, experience, and credential. Data below is based on the most recent survey, resulting in 13,000+ responses. For additional information, view the overall survey analysis or the Salary Survey Calculator.

Salary by Certification

Certification Name Average Salary
CPC $51,341.46
COC $48,214.29
CIC $45,000.00
CRC $67,500.00
CPB $22,500.00
CPMA $52,500.00
CDEO $52,500.00
CPC-I $42,500.00
CANPC $47,500.00
CCC $57,500.00
CEMC $62,500.00
CFPC $90,833.33
CGSC $47,500.00
CHONC $52,500.00
COBGC $52,500.00
COSC $52,500.00
CPC-A $34,375.00
CPC-P $88,750.00
CPC-P-A $40,000.00
CUC $62,500.00

Salary by Education

Education Average Salary
High school graduate $50,625.00
Technical school $50,454.55
Some college $47,708.33
Associate's degree $48,979.59
Bachelor's degree $61,388.89
Master's degree $155,000.00

Salary by Experience

Experience Average Salary
0-1 $37,500.00
2-4 $43,611.11
5-9 $45,454.55
10-15 $50,760.87
16-20 $69,583.33
21-25 $56,964.29
26-30 $77,500.00
30+ $91,666.67

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