Medical Billing and Coding Salary in Texas
- 16,520 Number of Medical Billing and Coding Employees in Texas
- $35,250 Average Medical Billing and Coding Salary in Texas
- $56,930 90th Percentile Salary
- $20,420 10th Percentile Salary
Salary Averages in West South Central Region
Economic prospects are encouraging in Texas. Unemployment is at a lower rate than it is for the country as a whole — 6.9%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, compared with 8.2% for the rest of the country. The state has also seen a 2.3% growth in nonfarm jobs during the period between May 2011 and May 2012, based on the most recent data available.
Jobs in education and health services have seen an even bigger growth during that same period, of 3.5%. Thanks to its size, the state is also one of the biggest employers of medical records and health information technicians, according to the BLS, after only California. However, the mean hourly and annual wages for these professionals are slightly below the national average. For an idea of what to expect salary-wise in the state, check out the data below, publically available from the BLS.
Medical billers and coders looking for the best job prospects in Texas should consider national certification through the AAPC, the nation’s largest medical coding training and certification association for medical coders and medical coding jobs. That’s because according to the BLS, most employers prefer to hire medical records and health information technicians who have this professional certification. The AAPC credential is earned by passing an exam, which an online program in medical billing and coding will often help prepare you for, and sometimes even have you take at the end of your training.