Tennessee Medical Coding & Healthcare Salary Information

The average salary for medical coders in Tennessee is $50,869.32.

In comparison to other states in the South, Tennessee features exceptional earnings potential and steady job prospects for medical coders. According to AAPC, the average annual salary for medical coders in the region in 2017 was $49,235. Major Tennessee cities for medical coders include Knoxville, Memphis and Chattanooga.

Popular certifications for medical coders in Tennessee include CPC, CIC and CCVTC, which provide salaries close to the state’s average. According to AAPC data, coders with technical school or an associate’s degree averaged around $45,000 to $48,000, but coders with a bachelor’s degree increased their average salary to $54,000. Medical coders also typically needed 10 to 15 years of work experience to hit the state’s average salary mark.

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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 $52,280.97
COC $56,666.67
CIC $52,500.00
CRC $55,241.94
CPB $52,750.00
CPMA $59,671.05
CPCO $62,916.67
CPPM $57,500.00
CPC-I $73,888.89
CASCC $64,375.00
CCC $55,714.29
CCVTC $52,500.00
CEDC $68,000.00
CEMC $64,027.78
CFPC $45,000.00
CGIC $57,500.00
CGSC $58,928.57
CHONC $53,214.29
CIMC $45,000.00
CIRCC $72,500.00
COBGC $47,500.00
COC-A $49,166.67
COSC $83,333.33
CPC-A $42,777.78
CPCD $32,500.00
CPC-P $56,250.00
CPC-P-A $47,500.00
CPEDC $55,000.00
CUC $47,500.00

Salary by Education

Education Average Salary
High school graduate $45,138.89
Technical school $45,681.82
Some high school $37,500.00
Some college $50,672.41
Associate's degree $48,183.96
Bachelor's degree $54,409.72
Master's degree $75,113.64
Doctorate degree $60,833.33

Salary by Experience

Experience Average Salary
0-1 $35,833.33
2-4 $43,530.93
5-9 $49,538.04
10-15 $50,220.59
16-20 $57,651.52
21-25 $67,307.69
26-30 $59,843.75
30+ $65,147.06