Medical Billing and Coding Salary in Maine
- 1,050 Number of Medical Billing and Coding Employees in Maine
- $32,120 Average Medical Billing and Coding Salary in Maine
- $46,230 90th Percentile Salary
- $21,480 10th Percentile Salary
Salary Averages in New England Region
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that the unemployment rate in the state of Maine has increased from 7.0% in January 2012 to 7.5% in June 2012. Despite this, the number of jobs in education and health services has remained constant — 121,100 in January 2012 and 121,100 in June 2012. This is an indication that Maine has a continuing need for professionals in education and health services, including medical billing and coding.
Also, according to the BLS, Maine employs fewer medical billers and coders than the majority of other states in the country, though the average annual salary for medical billers and coders in Maine is just about the same as the national average of $32,350.
Most employers in the state of Maine prefer their medical billers and coders to be certified. To obtain certification, prospective medical billers and coders must successfully complete the AAPC certification exam. Higher education institutions offer medical billing and coding programs that can be completed on campus, online, or through a hybrid format. Many of these programs are designed to prepare students for national certification exams. In fact, many programs offer the exam as part of their curriculum, saving students from having to take it somewhere else.