As of 2017, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average annual salary for a new medical biller or coder in Iowa with a degree and 1 year of experience was roughly $54,000. Many of Iowa’s more experienced coders earn a great deal more, averaging just over $55,500 with at least 5 years of experience. Iowa’s growing health care industry, along with its aging population, ensure that the next decade will provide for an excellent job market for medical billers and coders with training and experience.
A chart listing the top cities and their corresponding salaries in the medical billing and coding field for the state of Iowa is below:
Iowa Job Growth in 2019
Iowa’s medical billing and coding job growth is forecast to increase as little as 12% and as high as 20% per year through 2022, depending on job focus and experience.. Without in increase in Iowa’s medical billers and coders in the coming years, the link between medical care providers, insurance companies and the thousands of companies would be lost, leaving a void between health care services and patients across North America. For Iowa’s health care industry to continue growing, an increase in trained and certified medical billers and coders is important.