Clinical Documentation Specialist with Critical Care Skills Salary

Clinical Documentation Specialists with Critical Care skills can expect to earn an average of $69K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Clinical Documentation Specialists with Critical Care skills who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 89 percent. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$50,435 - $86,341
(Median)
$50K
$69K
$86K
MEDIAN: $69,174
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$24.49 - $45.78
(Median)
$24
$34
$46
MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$50,435 - $86,341  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
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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$50,920 - $91,757  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$24.49 - $45.78  
   
Overtime
$39.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
   
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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$50,920 - $91,757  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Documentation Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Clinical Documentation Specialists with Critical Care skills, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $66K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $69K. Clinical Documentation Specialists with Critical Care skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $73K. As Clinical Documentation Specialists with Critical Care skills reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $79K.

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Experience Affects Clinical Documentation Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$69,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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