Cancer Registrar Salary

Cancer Registrars in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $20.24 per hour for pay. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Cancer Registrars enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$33,451 - $59,537
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MEDIAN: $43,909
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$15.22 - $27.54
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$0$59K
Salary $33,451 - $59,537
Bonus $1,450
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$31,799 - $58,323
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 36
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $15.22 - $27.54
Overtime $31.00
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $1,450
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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$31,799 - $58,323
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 93

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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

Pay by Experience for a Cancer Registrar has a positive trend. An entry-level Cancer Registrar with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 77 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cancer Registrar with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Cancer Registrar which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 30 salaries. A Cancer Registrar with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 7 salaries.

Cancer Registrar Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Cancer Registrar?

Cancer Registrar in Atlanta:
"Training is all online."
Pros: Work from home except one day a week. Challenging. Find an office that is laid back and willing to train your first year- hard to find.
Cons: The pay. Starting out before your CTR certified, the pay is 17 an hour or so. Emory posts it pay scale and starts at 18.90 with mid range at 25.00. Just an fyi, but your foot in the door for that first year and get your certification- then you can expect 60,000 a year.

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Key Stats for Cancer Registrar

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Cancer Registrar Salaries

Late-Career
▲17%

Experienced
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 15%
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