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Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialist Salary (United States)

Median pay for Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists lies in the neighborhood of $64K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women make up the vast majority of Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists (87 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Most Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialist Salary (?
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$41,754 - $83,239
(Median)
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64K
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MEDIAN: $63,656
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Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialist Salary (?
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$15.07 - $40.62
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$41,754 - $83,239  
   
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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$37,956 - $84,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 306
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.07 - $40.62  
   
Overtime
$1.79 - $47.56  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
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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$37,956 - $84,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 298
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Chicago
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Philadelphia
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New York
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San Antonio
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Atlanta
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Baltimore
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$62,000
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Surpassing the national average by 34 percent, Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+29 percent), Philadelphia (+23 percent), New York (+16 percent), and San Antonio (+14 percent).
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialist Salaries

registered nurse
up arrow 10%
Critical Care
up arrow 9%
Document Review and Distribution
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Medical Coding
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National Average
$62,000
Documentation
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
87%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 13%