South Dakota, much like North Dakota, has seen an amazing economic boom after the recent oil discoveries and adjacent businesses built around it. This has brought an explosion in population and with it, the relevant need for health care. Average salaries for medical billers and coders in South Dakota range from roughly $35,000 to as high as $60,000 annually. The median annual household income in 2016 according to the US Census Bureau was just under $55,000. This earning potential allows South Dakota’s medical billers and coders to earn well above the median nationwide medical billing salary, giving those with certification an solid career choice for a well paying career in the region.
A chart listing the top cities and their corresponding salaries in the medical billing and coding field for the state of South Dakota is below:
South Dakota Medical Billing and Coding Job Growth in 2019
According to the US Census Bureau, the population of South Dakota is growing faster than the national average due to the oil boom over the past decade. Because of this, the need for health care professionals in the state is expected to grow by nearly 10 percent per year through 2022 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov).