Cancer Registrar Salary

Most Cancer Registrars in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $20.20 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Cancer Registrars is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$32,117 - $57,325
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$44K
$57K
MEDIAN: $44,261
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$15.01 - $26.64
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Salary
$32,117 - $57,325  
   
Bonus
$1,450  
Total Pay (?
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$31,316 - $56,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$15.01 - $26.64  
   
Overtime
$25.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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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$31,316 - $56,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 91

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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.

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Key Stats for Cancer Registrar

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 13%