Cancer Registrars in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $19.77 per hour for pay. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. For the most part, Cancer Registrars enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,831 - $58,723
$34K
$46K
$59K
MEDIAN: $45,965
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$14.64 - $26.21
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MEDIAN: $19.77
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$33,831 - $58,723  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
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$30,671 - $56,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.64 - $26.21  
   
Overtime
$25.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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$30,671 - $56,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 98

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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

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $39K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $45K. On average, Cancer Registrars make $48K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $52K on average.

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Key Stats for Cancer Registrar

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
044
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Cancer Registrar Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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