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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 $19.73 per hour. Compensation ranges from $12.40 per hour on the lower end to $27.46 on the higher end. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,701 - $68,211
(Median)
$31K
$44K
$68K
MEDIAN: $43,917
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$12.40 - $27.46
(Median)
$12
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,701 - $68,211  
   
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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$28,353 - $61,600  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.40 - $27.46  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $38.47  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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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$28,353 - $61,600  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102

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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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $36K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $46K. For Cancer Registrars, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $46K. Cancer Registrars who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $56K.

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Experience Affects Cancer Registrar Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

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
36%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 14%