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Medical Records Administrator Salary

Average Medical Records Administrators in the United States make around $47K per year. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The vast majority of Medical Records Administrators (85 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$32,206 - $69,169
(Median)
$32K
$47K
$69K
MEDIAN: $47,009
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90%

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$10.92 - $27.81
(Median)
$11
$16
$28
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,206 - $69,169  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,007  
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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$25,918 - $67,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 138
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.92 - $27.81  
   
Overtime
$15.86 - $39.90  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,007  
   
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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$25,918 - $67,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110

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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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Medical Records Administrators typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Medical Coding and Medical Records are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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.


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $40K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $42K. Medical Records Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $47K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $45K on average.

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Experience Affects Medical Records Administrator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Medical Records Administrator Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Medical Coding
up arrow 4%

Medical Records
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 16%
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