Texas Medical Coding & Healthcare Salary Information

The average salary for medical coders in Texas is $55,060, which is higher than the West South Central regional average: $52,569.

In comparison to other states in the Southwest region, Texas features a stellar job market and consistent earnings potential for medical coders. Major cities in Texas for medical coders to find jobs include Dallas, Austin, and Houston. Although the number one most common employer type is health systems, it’s closely followed by large group practices (50+ physicians), hospitals (where coders are expected to work in both the inpatient and outpatient departments), and billing companies. Small group practices (2-10 physicians) ranks next, barely behind billing companies.

About 34% of medical coders in Texas work remotely, earning an average salary of $58,846. Since this is a good deal higher than the state standard, it stands to reason that employers in this state are filling these remote positions with experts, as measured by years of experience or additional certifications. Top earners in Texas tend to hold at least one of these credentials: CEMC, COC, CPC, CPC-I, CPCO, CPMA, or CRC.

Find out more about AAPC, the nation’s largest professional organization for medical coders, billers, and others involved in the business of healthcare. AAPC provides 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 $57,704.92
COC $65,409.84
CIC $65,000.00
CRC $58,458.33
CPB $53,750.00
CPMA $69,104.48
CDEO $60,000.00
CPCO $74,821.43
CPPM $63,421.05
CPC-I $68,981.48
CANPC $51,500.00
CASCC $60,500.00
CCC $61,071.43
CCVTC $63,750.00
CEDC $62,500.00
CEMC $65,357.14
CFPC $76,250.00
CGIC $56,500.00
CGSC $58,750.00
CHONC $47,500.00
CIRCC $70,000.00
COBGC $60,833.33
COC-A $53,214.29
COSC $66,250.00
CPC-A $40,468.75
CPCD $71,666.67
CPC-P $72,142.86
CPC-P-A $60,000.00
CPEDC $49,166.67
CRHC $52,500.00
CUC $57,500.00

Salary by Education

Education Average Salary
High school graduate $49,583.33
Technical school $48,411.46
Some high school $44,642.86
Some college $54,155.52
Associate's degree $52,544.64
Bachelor's degree $58,163.58
Master's degree $64,593.02
Doctorate degree $67,083.33

Salary by Experience

Experience Average Salary
0-1 $37,867.65
2-4 $43,357.14
5-9 $49,705.88
10-15 $59,554.97
16-20 $63,514.85
21-25 $68,035.71
26-30 $71,646.34
30+ $66,428.57

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