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What is the salary for medical coding and billing? 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that medical records and health information technicians, also known as medical billing and coding specialists, make a mean annual income of $44,010 as of May 2020, which is approximately $21.16 per hour. The lowest 10 percent of medical billers and coders earned less than $26,550, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $66,260.

How much do medical coding and billing specialists earn in each state?

The table below compares medical billing and coding salaries across states and U.S. territories (Source: BLS Occupational Employment and Wages May 2020). You can also find data for the number of medical records and health information technicians in each state as well as the number of health information technicians per 1,000 jobs—a figure that can help you determine the job's popularity in a given location. Not all locations have employment statistics.

Medical Records and Health Information Specialist Salary
Location
Annual Salary
in location
Employment
In location
Employment per 1,000 jobs
District of Columbia
$57,490
970
1.415
Alaska
$54,710
1040
3.503
Washington
$53,150
8120
2.541
Minnesota
$52,010
5790
2.138
Massachusetts
$52,000
6790
2.027
North Dakota
$50,710
1150
2.872
Hawaii
$50,590
1010
1.762
Oregon
$50,590
3950
2.186
New York
$50,220
14280
1.643
California
$49,820
38920
2.369
Rhode Island
$49,110
960
2.163
Connecticut
$49,000
2450
1.591
Maryland
$48,120
5320
2.110
New Jersey
$48,080
4940
1.305
Delaware
$47,520
920
2.151
Colorado
$47,450
5090
1.974
Illinois
$46,510
10550
1.875
Wyoming
$45,250
450
1.709
Missouri
$44,860
6830
2.537
Virginia
$44,810
7840
2.118
Virgin Islands
$44,540
40
1.128
Wisconsin
$44,260
6350
2.342
Nebraska
$43,540
2550
2.705
Nevada
$43,430
3470
2.771
New Hampshire
$43,400
1230
1.988
Iowa
$43,110
3210
2.184
Vermont
$43,080
790
2.827
Idaho
$43,000
1930
2.690
Michigan
$42,910
8090
2.061
Ohio
$42,620
15000
2.919
Pennsylvania
$42,330
13180
2.391
New Mexico
$42,240
1990
2.534
Utah
$42,090
2620
1.760
Montana
$42,020
1240
2.728
Maine
$41,590
1810
3.139
South Dakota
$41,500
1200
2.920
Indiana
$41,430
5920
2.030
Arizona
$41,310
7140
2.520
Oklahoma
$41,130
3600
2.305
Georgia
$40,950
9580
2.224
Kansas
$40,370
3230
2.423
Tennessee
$40,360
6250
2.151
Kentucky
$40,020
4950
2.777
Texas
$39,990
28500
2.355
Florida
$39,080
22480
2.662
West Virginia
$38,950
2140
3.294
North Carolina
$38,490
11630
2.712
South Carolina
$38,340
4340
2.155
Arkansas
$36,560
3000
2.550
Alabama
$36,390
4130
2.168
Louisiana
$35,880
5750
3.189
Mississippi
$35,300
3340
3.103
Guam
$30,260
140
2.164
Puerto Rico
$24,630
2050
2.500