The average wage for a Clinical Documentation Specialist in Los Angeles, California is $38.00 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Document Review and Distribution, Documentation, Electronic Medical Records (EMR), and Medical Coding.

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MEDIAN: $65,147
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Salary
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$40,734 - $117,579  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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$19.67 - $59.23  
   
Overtime
$45.00  
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$40,734 - $117,579  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Experience Affects Clinical Documentation Specialist Salaries

National Average
$80,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Clinical Documentation Specialist Salaries

Document Review and Distribution
up arrow 22%

Documentation
up arrow 21%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 19%

Medical Coding
up arrow 15%

Critical Care
up arrow 4%

National Average
$80,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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