Tennessee Medical Coding & Healthcare Salary Information

In Tennessee, healthcare business professionals average $52,773 per year, more than the East South Central standard of $50,219.

In comparison to many other states in the area, Tennessee features exceptional earnings potential and steady job prospects for medical coders. Major Tennessee cities for medical coders to find jobs include Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis, and Chattanooga. Common employer types in the state are health systems, large group practices (50+ physicians), and billing companies.

About 37% of medical coders in Tennessee work remotely, making an average salary of $55,654. This wage, higher than the standard for the state (and the region), indicates the premium employers pay to positions requiring expertise, often measured in years of experience or additional certifications. Top earners in Tennessee tend to hold at least one of the following AAPC credentials: CEDC, CEMC, COC, CPB, CPC, CPC-I, CPCO, CPMA, CPPM, or CRC.

The best place to go for coding and billing information is AAPC, the nation’s largest professional organization for the business of healthcare. AAPC offers certifications, code books, exam prep 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 $54,922.95
COC $72,361.11
CRC $56,250.00
CPB $56,785.71
CPMA $69,414.89
CDEO $69,166.67
CPCO $87,250.00
CPPM $67,500.00
CPC-I $86,166.67
CANPC $72,500.00
CASCC $80,000.00
CCC $52,500.00
CCVTC $95,000.00
CEDC $93,333.33
CEMC $73,478.26
CFPC $40,000.00
CGIC $61,666.67
CGSC $86,250.00
CIRCC $70,000.00
COBGC $66,666.67
COC-A $32,500.00
COSC $72,916.67
CPC-A $36,406.25
CPCD $37,500.00
CPC-P $67,708.33
CPC-P-A $34,166.67
CPEDC $42,500.00
CUC $47,500.00

Salary by Education

Education Average Salary
High school graduate $45,318.18
Technical school $46,212.12
Some high school $50,000.00
Some college $53,878.05
Associate's degree $50,996.50
Bachelor's degree $54,119.05
Master's degree $61,759.26
Doctorate degree $40,000.00

Salary by Experience

Experience Average Salary
0-1 $38,750.00
2-4 $41,782.79
5-9 $49,246.58
10-15 $50,885.83
16-20 $59,883.72
21-25 $64,402.17
26-30 $73,095.24
30+ $77,023.81

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