Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialist Salary

The average Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialist can expect to rake in roughly $65K per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. There are far more female Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 84 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$41,751 - $84,917
(Median)
$42K
$65K
$85K
MEDIAN: $65,046
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$15.68 - $40.75
(Median)
$16
$28
$41
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$41,751 - $84,917  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,980  
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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$39,045 - $85,010  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 386
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.68 - $40.75  
   
Overtime
$1.85 - $48.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,980  
   
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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$39,045 - $85,010  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 355
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Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 28 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+27 percent), Chicago (+27 percent), Philadelphia (+21 percent), and New York (+12 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in West Palm Beach, 9 percent below the national average. Workers in Tampa and Indianapolis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (6 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialist Salaries

registered nurse
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Document Review and Distribution
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Critical Care
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Documentation
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National Average
$63,000

Medical Coding
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

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