Washington Medical Coding & Healthcare Salary Information

The average salary for medical coders in Washington is $56,504.07.

As with other states on the West Coast, Washington features a high-performing job market and great earnings potential for medical coders. According to AAPC, the average annual salary for medical coders in the region in 2017 was $59,936. While California is one of the biggest markets for medical coders on the West Coast, Washington offers a similar market as neighboring Oregon. Major cities in Washington for medical coders include Seattle, Spokane and Tacoma.  

In-demand certifications for medical coders in Washington include CPC, CCPC and COBGC, which provide salaries in line with the state average. Via AAPC data, coders with a bachelor’s degree averaged around $56,000 annually, but medical coders with other educational backgrounds still had average earnings between $50,000 to $53,000. Entry-level medical coders should expect salaries around $36,000 to $45,000, but coders with more than five years of experience can expect to earn more than $50,000 annually.

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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 $57,799.40
COC $66,153.85
CRC $76,750.00
CPB $65,312.50
CPMA $69,687.50
CPCO $75,833.33
CPPM $98,750.00
CPC-I $82,000.00
CCC $62,500.00
CCPC $55,000.00
CEDC $73,333.33
CEMC $71,111.11
CENTC $52,500.00
CFPC $52,500.00
CGIC $52,500.00
CHONC $57,500.00
CIRCC $57,500.00
COBGC $59,166.67
COC-A $32,500.00
COSC $59,642.86
CPC-A $44,711.54
CPC-P $71,000.00
CUC $42,500.00

Salary by Education

Education Average Salary
High school graduate $50,833.33
Technical school $53,444.44
Some high school $35,000.00
Some college $56,642.86
Associate's degree $53,080.36
Bachelor's degree $56,858.97
Master's degree $81,136.36
Doctorate degree $155,000.00

Salary by Experience

Experience Average Salary
0-1 $36,875.00
2-4 $45,818.18
5-9 $52,880.43
10-15 $59,500.00
16-20 $64,687.50
21-25 $70,000.00
26-30 $77,708.33
30+ $67,500.00