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Cancer Registrar Salary

Women comprise the majority of Cancer Registrars in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $19.83 per hour on average. The bottom of the pay range sits near $12.33 per hour, and the top verges on $27.74. Career length 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 data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$30,410 - $69,043
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $42,114
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$12.33 - $27.74
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,410 - $69,043  
   
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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$29,011 - $61,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.33 - $27.74  
   
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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$29,011 - $61,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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

  • 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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $36K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $46K. Cancer Registrars see a median salary of $46K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $58K on average.

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Experience Affects Cancer Registrar Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 15%