Average salaries for medical billers and coders in Missouri range from roughly $42,000 to $58,000 annually for those with training and up to five years of experience. Those who have been in the industry for longer can expect to earn higher annual salaries than these, especially in the metropolitan areas of St. Louis, Kansas city and Springfield. Missouri’s median annual household income in 2016, according to the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center in the state’s Department of Economic Development, was just under $52,000. This earning potential allows Missouri’s medical billers and coders to earn well above the median salary, giving those with certification and experience an opportunity to earn a great deal more than the state’s average. Medical billing and coding is an excellent career choice for those looking for a stable, well paying career.
A chart listing the top cities and their corresponding salaries in the medical billing and coding field for the state of Missouri is below:
Missouri Medical Billing and Coding Job Growth in 2019
According to the US Census Bureau, the population of Missouri is aging faster than that of the rest of the US. Nearly 15 percent of the population is over 65 years old, creating a higher need for health care services and professionals than many other states. Further, this number is expected to grow to nearly 20 percent by 2022. Additionally, with one of the highest rates of many chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and many types of cancers, the need for health care professionals in the state of Missouri is expected to grow by nearly 10 percent per year through 2022 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov).