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Medical Records Administrator Salary

Medical Records Administrators in the United States pull down an average of $49K per year. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Medical Records Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the vast majority of Medical Records Administrators (85 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage.
$32,114 - $70,839
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MEDIAN: $48,890
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$10.93 - $24.66
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,114 - $70,839  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,132  
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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$26,419 - $67,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 138
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.93 - $24.66  
   
Overtime
$15.86 - $39.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,132  
   
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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$26,419 - $67,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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Job Description for Medical Records Administrator

  • Monitor all functions of the medical records department, including accuracy of records, coding and filing process.
  • Oversee and supervise work activities and staff of the medical patient data service department.
  • Supervise the release of information to persons and agencies according to regulations.
  • Manage recruitment, hiring and training of staff.
  • Maintain departmental day-to-day record completion, storage and retrieval.

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Survey results show that Medical Records Administrators typically report just a few professional skills. Medical Coding and Medical Records are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Medical Records and Medical Coding.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Records Administrator

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $40K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $44K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Medical Records Administrators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $46K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $42K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Medical Records Administrator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Medical Records Administrator Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Medical Coding
up arrow 4%

Medical Records
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 16%