It’s one of the first questions people ask when considering a career in medical coding: “How much do medical coders earn?” Well, thanks to some new survey numbers from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), now you can know exactly how much you can expect to earn in this fast-growing industry.
How Much Do Medical Coders Earn?
According to the survey from the AAPC, here’s how the 2018 medical coding salaries broke down (number noted is average salary per year):
- CPC: $54,401
- CPB: $52,333
- CRC: $61,295
- COC: $59,125
- CPMA: $66,886
- CDEO: $69,029
- CPPM: $69,835
- CPCO: $74,043
- Specialty: $60,238
- 2 Credentials: $61,880
- 3 Credentials: $68,016
So, what does this all mean? For starters, it means that a career in medical coding with just one credential can be very lucrative. But it also means that becoming multi-credentialed is a smart investment.
Why Medical Coding?
If you’re not sure whether a career in medical coding is right for you, have you considered the fact that the need for medical coding will rise by 13% (faster than the national average for all occupations)? Furthermore, preparing to become a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) takes only three days — plus, additional credentials only take one day to complete the course. Best of all, there’s no prior experience required.
What Medical Coding Academy Does
At MCA, we prepare you to become a certified professional coder (CPC). We do this by providing both a three-day immersion course and at-home study course for flexibility. Additionally, we provide leading-edge study guides, affordable course options, guaranteed continual access and support, as well as share employment opportunities presented to Medical Coding Academy students. More than 4,000 reviews on Facebook, Google, Yelp and YouTube can’t be wrong! Thousands have already taken action and are now medical coders.
Whether you’re new to the industry, struggling to pass the medical coding board exams or a veteran coder needing to become credentialed, the courses taught at Medical Coding Academy will help you become credentialed. We offer the most affordable courses around and our teacher, Mrs. Delissa Ortega, is the best in the industry. Sign up for a course today!