Medical Billing and Coding Careers California

If you are interested in a career in Medical Billing and Coding in California then you will be glad to know that the Bureau for Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that the occupation will experience significant employment growth of 13% between 2016 and 2026.

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Listed below are some of the top Medical Billing and Coding programs and related courses near you in California.

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Top Medical Billing and Coding Schools California

AreaCollegeDeliveryFind Out MoreWebsite
San DiegoBrightwood CollegeCampusRequest InfoVisit Site
San FranciscoCity College of San FranciscoCampusRequest InfoVisit Site
SacramentoCosumnes River CollegeCampusRequest InfoVisit Site
CypressCypress CollegeCampusRequest InfoVisit Site
Monterney ParkEast Los Angeles CollegeCampusRequest InfoVisit Site
FresnoFresno City CollegeOnlineRequest InfoVisit Site
Mission ViejoSaddleback CollegeCampus and OnlineRequest InfoVisit Site
San DiegoSan Diego Mesa ColegeCampusRequest InfoVisit Site
Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara City CollegeOnlineRequest InfoVisit Site

There is no set basic education requirements in California for becoming a Medical Biller and or Medical Coder. Most employers will prefer a minimum of an associates degree from an accredited school. There are 9 accredited programs in California – 3 of which offer online options.

The map below shows all Medical Billing and Coding schools in California and nearby;

Medical Billing and Coding Salary in California

Average Salary$50,260
Hourly Wage$24.17
Top 10% of Earners$80,390
Bottom 10% of Earners$27,670
Please note: The BLS classifies those working as Medical Billers and Coders as ‘Medical Records and Health Information Technician’.

The average salary for those working in Medical Billing and Coding in California is $50,260, 17.4% above the national average, according to the most recent BLS data. This represents an hourly wage of $24.17.

Within California the bottom 10% of those working in the career earned $27,670 whilst the top 10% earned $80,390.

There are currently approximately 21,900 persons employed as Medical Billers and Medical Coders in in the state.

The table below breaksdown the average salaries across the main Metro areas in California.

AreaSalaryHourly PayTop 10%Bottom 10%Employed
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA$66,690$32.06$103,450$35,8201,090
Salinas, CA$58,950$28.34$96,680$33,770170
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division$55,960$26.91$81,730$34,3401,060
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA$54,700$26.30$81,200$32,9502,870
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division$54,480$26.19$81,110$32,1901,710
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA$51,810$24.91$79,980$29,2601,810
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division$51,600$24.81$78,750$28,4101,870
Yuba City, CA$51,010$24.52$74,990$30,68040
Napa, CA$50,940$24.49$85,280$30,05070
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA$50,700$24.38$73,910$27,7001,760
Redding, CA$50,530$24.29$82,600$27,350110
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA$50,140$24.10$66,660$29,190140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA$49,240$23.67$80,820$26,6608,290
Stockton-Lodi, CA$49,170$23.64$74,860$28,690280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division$48,560$23.34$82,910$26,2806,420
Madera, CA$48,280$23.21$67,480$27,760200
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA$46,720$22.46$77,780$27,9201,740
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA$46,360$22.29$77,620$26,460370
Santa Rosa, CA$46,060$22.14$64,430$30,710190
Bakersfield, CA$45,440$21.85$71,470$25,320320
Merced, CA$45,250$21.75$63,440$30,18080
Modesto, CA$45,110$21.69$74,240$24,700180
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division$45,030$21.65$62,740$30,710not known
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA$44,050$21.18$80,440$25,82060
El Centro, CA$43,060$20.70$60,450$26,82090
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA$42,000$20.19$60,790$27,220170
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA$40,530$19.48$56,150$27,920250
Visalia-Porterville, CA$40,260$19.35$59,430$26,470170
Fresno, CA$38,900$18.70$55,970$26,080590
Chico, CA$38,330$18.43$56,950$26,250200