Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialist Salary

An average Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialist can expect to take home roughly $65K annually. There are far more female Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 80 percent. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,542 - $85,690
(Median)
$43K
$65K
$86K
MEDIAN: $64,958
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$16.65 - $41.94
(Median)
$17
$29
$42
MEDIAN: $28.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$42,542 - $85,690  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,634  
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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$39,527 - $86,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 456
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.65 - $41.94  
   
Overtime
$1.76 - $51.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,634  
   
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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$39,527 - $86,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 417
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,995

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For Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists, Washington provides a pay rate that is 39 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+28 percent), Chicago (+26 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), and Philadelphia (+19 percent). Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists in Ontario bring in salaries that are 33 percent lower than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in West Palm Beach (10 percent lower) and Tampa (6 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Clinical Documentation Specialist Salaries

registered nurse
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Case Management
up arrow 9%

Critical Care
up arrow 4%

Document Review and Distribution
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Medical Coding
0%

Documentation
0%

National Average
$63,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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