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Cancer Registrar Salary

Most Cancer Registrars in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $19.57 per hour. Compensation ranges between $12.31 per hour and $27.24. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of Cancer Registrars claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$30,791 - $67,871
(Median)
$31K
$44K
$68K
MEDIAN: $44,242
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$12.31 - $27.24
(Median)
$12
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,791 - $67,871  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,902  
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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$28,019 - $61,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.31 - $27.24  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $38.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,902  
   
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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$28,019 - $61,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105

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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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $36K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $46K. On average, Cancer Registrars make $46K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $54K.

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Experience Affects Cancer Registrar Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 13%
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