Medical Billing & Coding Salary in Arkansas - AR
During 2009, the average annual medical billing and coding salary in Arkansas was $30,500. On average, most professionals in this field were earning about $14.66 per hour. While the Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted that the need for such professionals is likely to increase by a minimum of 20% over the next 8 years, there are currently only about 1,520 billers and coders working in Arkansas; so this could potentially create an additional 300 jobs in this field.
In Arkansas, the career outlook for billers and coders is directly related to the demand for healthcare. In 2006, the Arkansas Department of Health found that the leading cause of death among Arkansas residents was heart disease, which claimed 7,420 lives that year and accounted for 26.6% of all deaths. Second to heart disease were malignant forms of cancer, which claimed 6,173 lives and accounted for 22.1% of deaths that year.
|Career||Total Employment||Annual Median Wage|
|Medical Records and Health Information Technicians||1,840||$31,930|
With every clinic visit, hospital admission, radiologic study, or laboratory study, there is a billing professional assigning codes and ensuring financial reimbursement. As more medical records are created as a result of increased healthcare needs, the career outlook for medical billing and coding professionals in Arkansas will remain prosperous.
Statewide salaries for medical billers and coders:
- Jonesboro: $29,370
- Little Rock: $34,290
- Texarkana: $34,390
- Fayetteville: $30,750
Salaries provided by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics