Clinical Documentation Specialist Salary (United States)

A Clinical Documentation Specialist earns an average salary of $64,172 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in Critical Care is associated with high pay for this job.
Clinical Documentation Specialist Total Pay (?
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$45,590 - $85,612
(Median)
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75K
86K
MEDIAN: $64,172
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Clinical Documentation Specialist Total Pay (?
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$15.94 - $39.97
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$45,590 - $85,612  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,989  
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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$39,458 - $84,768  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 948
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.94 - $39.97  
   
Overtime
$1.57 - $49.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,989  
   
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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$39,458 - $84,768  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 948
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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
  • Work with clinical staff to obtain information for patient records.
  • Ensure that all patient documents and records are maintained in accordance with legal guidelines.
  • Review accuracy, quality and completeness of clinical records.

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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Documentation Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Boston
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Philadelphia
up arrow 22%
Tucson
up arrow 19%
Chicago
up arrow 17%
New York
up arrow 15%
San Antonio
up arrow 14%
Fort Myers
up arrow 10%
Atlanta
up arrow 8%
Detroit
up arrow 7%
National Average
$63,000
Indianapolis
up arrow 3%
Nashville
up arrow 4%
Tampa
up arrow 5%
Dallas
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Jackson
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Experience Affects Clinical Documentation Specialist Salaries

National Average
$63,000

Skills That Affect Clinical Documentation Specialist Salaries

Document Review and Distribution
up arrow 4%
Clinical Education
up arrow 4%
Rn
up arrow 3%
registered nurse
up arrow 1%
National Average
$63,000
Medical Coding
up arrow 1%
Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 1%
Documentation
up arrow 1%

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Gender

Female
91%
female alumni
 
Male
9%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 12%
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