A typical salary for certified medical coding professionals climbed significantly higher last year, according to an annual survey released by the AAPC.
More than 14,000 coders responded to the group's yearly survey, claiming they made 8.4 percent more in 2014 than they had in 2013, bumping up an average salary to $50,775 annually.
"This year's results show a promising future for new medical coders and one of growth and opportunities for experienced coders," said Jason VandenAkker, AAPC CEO in a written statement. "We expect to see the demand for certified medical coding professionals to remain strong as the healthcare business landscape continues to grow and evolve."
AAPC is the largest training and credentialing association for the healthcare business in the United States.