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Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialist Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists lies in the neighborhood of $65K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 84 percent of Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists are female. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$41,780 - $83,884
(Median)
$42K
$65K
$84K
MEDIAN: $64,645
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50%
90%

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$15.81 - $40.82
(Median)
$16
$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
$41,780 - $83,884  
   
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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$39,055 - $84,690  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 367
National Hourly Rate 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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.81 - $40.82  
   
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 - $1,980  
   
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).
)
$39,055 - $84,690  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 350
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Pay Difference by Location


Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 30 percent. Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+27 percent), Chicago (+25 percent), Philadelphia (+22 percent), and New York (+12 percent). With compensation 6 percent below the national average, Tampa is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialist Salaries

registered nurse
up arrow 9%

Critical Care
up arrow 6%

Document Review and Distribution
up arrow 5%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 3%

Documentation
0%

National Average
$63,000

Medical Coding
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 13%
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