Cancer Registrar Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Cancer Registrars in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $20.13 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $13.51 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $27.36. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Cancer Registrars claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,866 - $63,886
(Median)
$30K
$47K
$64K
MEDIAN: $46,631
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$13.51 - $27.36
(Median)
$14
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,866 - $63,886  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,902  
Profit Sharing
$1,650  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,790 - $61,268  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.51 - $27.36  
   
Overtime
$0.14 - $38.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,902  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,650  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,790 - $61,268  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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Job Description for Cancer Registrar

Cancer registrars are data collection specialists who draw a holistic picture of a patient's medical history by looking at the diagnosis, treatment, and disease status for every patient. Their work is vital because it can lead to better information use by the medical specialists managing cancer treatment. The data collected by cancer registrars is used to monitor cancer treatments that are in the advanced stages and improve cancer prevention and screening programs.

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Cancer Registrar Tasks

  • Attain follow-up data by reviewing medical records, physician notes and interviewing patients.
  • Compile, organize and report medical case data.
  • Prepare data reports for review by management staff.
  • Perform case audits and reviews to ensure accuracy of data.
  • Abstract and code clinical data.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cancer Registrar

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Cancer Registrars with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $36K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $46K. Cancer Registrars claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $48K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $53K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Cancer Registrar Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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