Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialist Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists is around $67K per year. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists making up 78 percent. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$45,190 - $90,080
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$67K
$90K
MEDIAN: $66,947
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$18.34 - $45.99
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MEDIAN: $30.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$45,190 - $90,080  
   
Bonus
$886 - $6,600  
Total Pay (?
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$40,454 - $91,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 364
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$18.34 - $45.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$3.46 - $60.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$886 - $6,600  
   
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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$40,454 - $91,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 296

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Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Mercy Health Partners offers the most; Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists earn $64K on average there.

Prime Healthcare offers the smallest salaries in town — $50K on average — but the considerable range in workers' salaries (stretching from $39K to $88K) creates a rather varied pay scale.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,245

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+20 percent), Chicago (+20 percent), New York (+17 percent), and Atlanta (+14 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Ontario Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists earning much less — 25 percent less — than the national average. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Miami and Tampa (9 percent lower).

Key Stats for Clinical Documentation Specialist

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Clinical Documentation Specialist Salaries

registered nurse
▲28%

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
▲13%

Case Management
▲7%

Critical Care
▲3%



Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼0%

National Average
$66,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 12%
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