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Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialist Salary (United States)

Hourly pay for Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists typically comes in around $27.86 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair portion earn dental coverage. Female Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists far outnumber their male contemporaries in the field. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialist Salary (?
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$40,770 - $81,911
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $62,850
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Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialist Salary (?
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$14.99 - $40.68
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,770 - $81,911  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,952  
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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$36,619 - $83,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 271
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.99 - $40.68  
   
Overtime
$11.74 - $46.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,952  
   
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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$36,619 - $83,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 292
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National Average
$61,000
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Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists, 31 percent higher than the national average. Philadelphia, New York, San Antonio, and Atlanta also offer top salaries for Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 25 percent, 16 percent, 15 percent, and 10 percent more, respectively.
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialist Salaries

Critical Care
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Document Review and Distribution
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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National Average
$61,000
Medical Coding
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Documentation
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 13%