Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialist Salary

For Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists, yearly average wages total $65K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 84 percent of Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists are female. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$42,853 - $84,802

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$15.63 - $40.92

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$42,853 - $84,802  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
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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$39,046 - $84,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 389
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.63 - $40.92  
   
Overtime
$1.79 - $48.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
   
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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$39,046 - $84,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 354
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Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists, working in the bustling city of Los Angeles has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+27 percent), Chicago (+27 percent), Philadelphia (+21 percent), and New York (+12 percent). Compared to the national average, Ontario Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists have considerably lower salaries, 33 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers also pay below the national average in West Palm Beach (9 percent lower) and Tampa (6 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialist Salaries

registered nurse
up arrow 28%

Document Review and Distribution
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Critical Care
up arrow 5%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 2%

Documentation
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Medical Coding
0%

National Average
$63,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 13%
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