Medical Billing and Coding Salary in Colorado
- 2,670 Number of Medical Billing and Coding Employees in Colorado
- $39,980 Average Medical Billing and Coding Salary in Colorado
- $59,380 90th Percentile Salary
- $24,760 10th Percentile Salary
Salary Averages in Mountain Region
According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, the unemployment rate as of May 2012 is only slightly less than the unemployment rate seen by the rest of the nation. In addition, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the unemployment rate in Colorado has increased since December of 2011. This is unfortunate news for Colorado employees, but there is hope for medical billing and coding professionals: the BLS reports growth in the number of education and health service jobs, despite the unemployment rate.
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment also reports favorable conditions for healthcare professionals. Health industry employers are among the state’s top three employers, based on the amount of open job ads. To summarize the employment situation for medical billers and coders in Colorado, we’ve included salary information, derived from the BLS, below.
To increase job prospects, Colorado medical billing and coding professionals are encouraged to earn AAPC certification, which can be acquired by taking an examination. Medical billing and coding educational programs — which can be taken in person, online, or in hybrid format — prepare students for the certification exam by having them practice coding procedures and languages. In addition, some programs allow enrolled students to take the certification exam prior to graduating.