Cancer Registrar Salary

Most Cancer Registrars in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $20.13 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $13.51 per hour and $27.36. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$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.


For Cancer Registrars, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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. After working for 10 to 20 years, Cancer Registrars make a median salary of $48K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $53K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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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