Although it varies by state, the mean annual wage of a medical coder and other health information technicians is $38,860, according to a 2014 study by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. As of the study there were 184,740 medical records and health information technicians in the U.S.
The average salary a medical coder makes greatly varies by state, according to data from MedicalBillingandCoding.org. For example, the highest paying state is New Jersey, which has an average salary of $51,850 per year. The lowest-paying state is Mississippi, which has an average salary of $27,580 per year. This is likely due to the cost of living differences in each state.