Medical Billing and Coding Salary in South Dakota
- 980 Number of Medical Billing and Coding Employees in South Dakota
- $33,750 Average Medical Billing and Coding Salary in South Dakota
- $48,070 90th Percentile Salary
- $23,070 10th Percentile Salary
Salary Averages in West North Central Region
The medical billing and coding field in particular is expected to see considerable growth through 2020, according to the BLS, due to the aging U.S. population, which will demand more medical tests, treatments, and procedures and the professionals to help process them. South Dakota has already seen growth in the medical field, with employment in the education and health services fields increasing 2.5% during that May 2011 to May 2012 period. The state also fares slightly better than the national median salary for medical records and health information technicians, which was $32,350 as of May 2010. For an idea of how professionals are doing salary-wise in the state, refer to the figures to follow, courtesy of the BLS.
Medical billers and coders can improve their employment prospects through certification. According to the BLS, most employers of medical coders prefer to hire those who are credentialed. Medical billing certification is available through the AAPC, the nation’s largest medical coding training and certification association for medical coders and medical coding jobs, and requires passage of an exam. Online medical billing and coding programs often prepare students for this exam, and may even allow them to take it during the program.