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 their 2012-13 Occupational Handbook, “The median annual wage of medical records and health information technicians was $32,350 in May 2010. The lowest 10% earned less than $21,240, and the top 10% earned more than $53,430.”
The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) performs an annual Medical Coder Salary Survey. According to their 2011 salary survey, the average wage in 2011 for a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) was approximately $46,800.
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), another large medical coding association, also conducted a salary survey. According to their most recent survey results, the overall average annual salary of survey respondents was $57,370 in 2008.