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Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialist Salary

Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists take home approximately $64K annually on average. Female Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$41,458 - $83,325
(Median)
$41K
$64K
$83K
MEDIAN: $64,450
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90%

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$15.69 - $40.92
(Median)
$16
$28
$41
MEDIAN: $28.00
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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
$41,458 - $83,325  
   
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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$38,972 - $84,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 365
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.69 - $40.92  
   
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).
)
$38,972 - $84,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 344

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Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Clinical Documentation Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+26 percent), Chicago (+25 percent), Philadelphia (+22 percent), and San Antonio (+12 percent). Falling short of the national average by 5 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Tampa.

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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
$62,000

Medical Coding
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 13%
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