The US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics includes medical coders and billers in a group called Medical Records and Health Information Technicians. According to the 2014-15 Occupational Handbook, “The median annual wage of medical records and health information technicians was $34,160 in May 2012. The lowest 10% earned less than $22,250, and the top 10% earned more than $56,200.”
The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) performs an annual Medical Coder Salary Survey. According to their 2013 salary survey, the average wage in 2013 for a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) was approximately $48,593. Medical coders who earned a specialized certification made even more.
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), another large medical coding and billing association, also conducted a salary survey. According to their most recent survey results, the overall average annual salary of survey respondents was $59,935 in 2010.