Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialist Salary

Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists can expect to earn an average of $65K per year. Women make up the vast majority of Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists (80 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took 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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Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 39 percent. Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+28 percent), Chicago (+26 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), and Philadelphia (+19 percent). Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists in Ontario report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 33 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in West Palm Beach and Tampa (10 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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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
up arrow 3%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 2%

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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