Cancer Registrar Salary

The larger portion of Cancer Registrars in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $19.96 per hour. Compensation ranges from $12.38 per hour on the lower end to $26.88 on the higher end. Experience level 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. Work is enjoyable for Cancer Registrars, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,134 - $68,211
(Median)
$30K
$45K
$68K
MEDIAN: $44,560
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$12.38 - $26.88
(Median)
$12
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$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,134 - $68,211  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,909  
Total Pay (?
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$28,252 - $61,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.38 - $26.88  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $38.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,909  
   
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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$28,252 - $61,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $36K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $45K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Cancer Registrars make a median salary of $47K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $54K on average.

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Experience Affects Cancer Registrar Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 13%
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