Clinical Documentation Specialist Salary

The average salary for a Clinical Documentation Specialist is $68,861 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Acute Care and registered nurse.

$48,835 - $91,995
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$69K
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MEDIAN: $69,275
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$18.37 - $48.72
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$0$95K
Salary $48,835 - $91,995
Bonus $408.51 - $7,047
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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$41,879 - $95,658
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 554
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $18.37 - $48.72
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $3.02 - $60.61
Annual Data $0$95K
Bonus $408.51 - $7,047
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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$41,879 - $95,658
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 471

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Job Description for Clinical Documentation Specialist

A clinical documentation specialist works with large hospitals and healthcare facilities to help maintain proper records-keeping, as well as provide primary healthcare providers with easy access to any documents needed for patient care. Because these clinics and hospitals generate a large number of records, notes, recommendations, and referrals, this position fills a key role in managing that information.

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Clinical Documentation Specialist Tasks

  • Review accuracy, quality and completeness of clinical records.
  • Ensure that all patient documents and records are maintained in accordance with legal guidelines.
  • Work with clinical staff to obtain information for patient records.

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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Documentation Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Clinical Documentation Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Clinical Documentation Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 649 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clinical Documentation Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 272 salaries. An experienced Clinical Documentation Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 179 salaries. A Clinical Documentation Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 128 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,544

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Clinical Documentation Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Clinical Documentation Specialist?

Clinical Documentation Specialist in Waterloo:
"Severity of Illness and Intensity of Service."
Pros: Researching into patient care documentation. The actual care going into patient's care is enormous. Flexible schedule, great boss, great co-workers, nice atmosphere.
Cons: The number of cases done by 2 nurses is intense.

Clinical Documentation Specialist in Phillipsburg:
"Improve documentation to improve reimbursement."
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Key Stats for Clinical Documentation Specialist

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 104 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Clinical Documentation Specialist Salaries

▲17%

▼0%

National Average
$69,000

▼1%

▼4%

Skills That Affect Clinical Documentation Specialist Salaries

Acute Care
▲42%

registered nurse
▲25%

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
▲9%



Rn
▲2%


Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼0%


National Average
$69,000


Clinical Education
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 11%
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