Virginia Medical Coding & Healthcare Salary Information

The average salary for medical coders in Virginia is $50,972, a little lower than the South Atlantic region’s standard of $52,230.

Virginia has a strong job market for medical coders and a steady earnings floor. The best cities to look for jobs in Virginia are Charlottesville, Alexandria, and Richmond. The most common employers Virginia offers are health systems, large group practices (50+ physicians), and small group practices (2-10 physicians).

About 36% of medical coders work remotely, making an average annual salary of $54,211. This is higher than the state and even region standard, demonstrating that employers are hiring individuals for remote work who possess above average qualifications and expertise – often measured by years of experience or additional certifications. Top earners in Virginia tend to hold at least one of these AAPC credentials: COC, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, or CRC.

AAPC is the nation’s largest professional organization for medical coders, billers, auditors, compliance officers, practice managers, and others involved in the business of healthcare. AAPC offers certifications, code books, exam study materials, local chapters, distance learning classes, and other resources and tools.

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 $52,657.97
COC $61,015.63
CIC $59,166.67
CRC $56,451.61
CPB $51,388.89
CPMA $65,208.33
CDEO $52,500.00
CPCO $71,071.43
CPPM $60,416.67
CPC-I $60,625.00
CANPC $67,500.00
CCC $42,500.00
CCVTC $52,500.00
CEDC $53,750.00
CEMC $52,500.00
CFPC $51,500.00
CGIC $37,500.00
CGSC $52,500.00
CIRCC $62,500.00
COBGC $59,500.00
COPC $47,500.00
COSC $44,166.67
CPC-A $38,161.76
CPCD $47,500.00
CPC-P $52,916.67
CPC-P-A $57,500.00
CPEDC $41,250.00
CUC $50,000.00

Salary by Education

Education Average Salary
High school graduate $48,187.50
Technical school $48,546.51
Some college $51,350.57
Associate's degree $48,421.05
Bachelor's degree $55,121.36
Master's degree $75,071.43
Doctorate degree $62,500.00

Salary by Experience

Experience Average Salary
0-1 $37,647.06
2-4 $42,087.63
5-9 $50,906.86
10-15 $53,715.60
16-20 $64,097.22
21-25 $52,900.00
26-30 $63,571.43
30+ $71,796.88

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