Salary is commensurate with experience — medical coders with more job experience are compensated with a higher starting salary. You'll be paid every two weeks.

Mayo's salary program offers these benefits:

  • Predictable review of salary ranges
  • External job market comparisons
  • Predictable advancement through salary ranges for staff who meet job performance standards
  • Relocation package for qualified new employees

Educational requirements

Mayo Clinic requires at least an associate degree for all medical coding positions. People with medical coding diplomas or certificates are not qualified for medical coding positions at Mayo Clinic.


All medical coder positions at Mayo Clinic require at least one of these credentials. Refer to the descriptions of medical coding job types for details on which credentials are acceptable for specific positions.

  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

The RHIT, RHIA and CCS credentials are obtained through the American Health Information Management Association, while the CPC credential is obtained through the American Academy of Professional Coders.


Mayo Clinic is hiring experienced medical coders — coder II positions — to work from home. While telework is evaluated on an ongoing basis for all positions, Mayo Clinic expects all new medical coding staff to work on-site for one year to complete training and gain proficiency.

New graduates

New graduates are eligible to apply for available coder trainee positions.

Location transfers

It's possible for medical coding staff to transfer to another Mayo Clinic campus. Employees interested in transferring should discuss options with their supervisor.

First steps

As a first step toward a career in medical coding and billing, Mayo Clinic recommends contacting an adviser at an educational institution to discuss options for earning at least an associate degree in a health care-related field, which is required for all medical coding positions at Mayo.

The most common major among medical coders at Mayo Clinic is health information management. Most students who complete these degrees sit for the RHIT exam upon graduation.