Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialist Salary

Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists take home an average $68K per year. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$45,991 - $90,637
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$68K
$91K
MEDIAN: $67,598
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$18.05 - $45.80
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$0$92K
Salary $45,991 - $90,637
Bonus $970 - $6,128
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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$40,450 - $92,371
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 339
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $18.05 - $45.80
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $3.09 - $60.20
Annual Data $0$92K
Bonus $970 - $6,128
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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$40,450 - $92,371
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 302

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Clinical Documentation Specialist Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Clinical Documentation Specialist


Mercy Health Partners leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $64K.

Prime Healthcare offers the lowest pay, with a median salary of just $50K. The pay scale doesn't vary widely, either; compensation ranges from $39K to $88K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,848

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists that is 22 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+19 percent), Chicago (+19 percent), New York (+16 percent), and Atlanta (+13 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists is geography, with workers in Ontario earning a whopping 25 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Miami and Tampa (10 percent lower).

Clinical Documentation Specialist Advice

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Clinical Documentation Specialist in United States:
"IT."
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Clinical Documentation Specialist in Pontiac:
"Adequate Preparation for CDS."
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Key Stats for Clinical Documentation Specialist

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Clinical Documentation Specialist Salaries

registered nurse
▲27%

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
▲12%

Case Management
▲6%

Critical Care
▲2%



National Average
$67,000

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 12%
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