What is the average salary of a certified coder as of 2015?


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The average salary of a certified coder is $40,820 annually or $17 hourly, as of 2015. A certified coder typically works in the health care field and has duties that require maintaining compliance with medical coding regulations and laws.

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The salary of a certified coder ranges between about $29,000 and $57,000 annually and $12 and $23 hourly. Certified coders are also known as medical records technicians and health information technicians. Most careers in certified coding require an Associate degree or coder certification from the American Academy of Professional Coders, Professional Association of Health Care Coding Specialists or the Board of Medical Specialty Coding. Coders with up to five years of experience earn around $33,000 annually, those with up to 10 years earn $36,000 annually, and those with up to 20 years earn $40,000 annually.

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