Medical Billing & Coding Salary in Pennsylvania - PA

According to the job search Web site Indeed.com, the average salary for a medical billing and coding specialist in the United States is $36,000.  Medical billing salary in Pennsylvania is $32,000.

Pennsylvania’s average salaries for billing and coding specialists, with coding specialists certification and (without certification):

  • Altoona: $47,000, ($26,000)
  • Allentown:  $51,000,  ($28,000)
  • Bethlehem: $52,000,  ($29,000)
  • Easton: $53,000, ($29,000)
  • Erie: $50,000,  ($28,000)
  • Harrisburg:  ($28,000)
  • Lancaster: $49,000, ($27,000)
  • Philadelphia: $56,000, ($31,000)
  • Pittsburgh: $51,000, ($28,000)
  • Reading: $51,000, ($28,000)
  • Scranton: $38,000, ($21,000)

Medical billing and coding specialists are included as one of the careers in demand and the Pennsylvania medical billing and coding salary is in line with the national average.  Certified professionals in particular can find employment opportunities in hospitals, health care facilities, government agencies, private medical practices, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, as well as many other settings.

CareerTotal EmploymentAnnual Median Wage
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians7250$35970
Medical Secretaries23780$32930
Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Researchers at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine conducted a study to evaluate drug therapies, which demonstrated conclusively that when patient data is coded via electronic medical records (EMR) databases, the information is obtained as effectively as if it was obtained through randomized clinical trials. The findings further underscore the importance of electronic medical records and healthcare.

Information on career paths was taken from Health Information Careers.com, a resource of AHIMA.
Information on Penn Study on electronic medical records and drug efficacy taken from a press release:

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