Medical Billing & Coding Salary in Hawaii - HI
By Jennifer Williams, allied health world Contributing Writer
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Hawaii is known for its beautiful beaches and perfect weather, and because of this has become a premiere retirement destination. However, because Hawaii tends to draw retirees, about 16% of its total population is made up of residents aged 65 and older. Statistically, this age group is more prone to medical conditions like coronary artery disease, lung cancer, heart disease, congestive heart failure, and high blood pressure; causing them to be at the forefront of medical need in Hawaii. This influx of elderly residents is creating a greater need for medical care, and thus more medical billing and coding professionals. Recent studies indicate that the need for coders and billers should increase by at least 20% over the next 8 years.
Recently, a study conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the typical medial billing and coding salary in Hawaii was around $41,340, somewhat higher than other states throughout the nation. However, some of the more experienced professionals were earning between $50,230 per year and $59,460 per year; so there is definitely the potential to get above and beyond the statewide average.
Average medical billing and coding salaries from cities throughout Hawaii:
- Honolulu: $42,810
- Kauai: $34,930
- Maui: $34,930
Salary figures provided by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics