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Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialist Salary

Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists take home approximately $64K per year on average. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 85 percent of Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists are female. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$41,534 - $83,069
(Median)
$42K
$64K
$83K
MEDIAN: $64,148
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90%

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$15.50 - $40.87
(Median)
$15
$28
$41
MEDIAN: $28.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$41,534 - $83,069  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,977  
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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$38,688 - $84,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 349
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.50 - $40.87  
   
Overtime
$1.82 - $48.27  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,977  
   
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).
)
$38,688 - $84,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 332

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Pay Difference by Location


Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists, 32 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+24 percent), Philadelphia (+23 percent), Houston (+13 percent), and New York (+13 percent). The lowest-paying market is Tampa, which sits 4 percent below the national average.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialist Salaries

registered nurse
up arrow 9%

Critical Care
up arrow 7%

Document Review and Distribution
up arrow 6%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 3%

Medical Coding
0%

Documentation
0%

National Average
$62,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Common Health Benefits

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