Medical Records Administrator Salary

Medical Records Administrators in the United States pull down an average of $47K per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $27K to $66K per year. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up the vast majority of Medical Records Administrators (86 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Medical Records Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$32,289 - $70,300

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$10.97 - $23.49

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,289 - $70,300  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,047  
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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$26,654 - $66,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 141
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.97 - $23.49  
   
Overtime
$15.86 - $39.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,047  
   
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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$26,654 - $66,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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Job Description for Medical Records Administrator

Medical records administrators supervise, motivate, evaluate, and occasionally train their employees while implementing departmental policies. They are responsible for all record-keeping, bookkeeping, and budget planning, and they must always stay up-to-date with new computer technologies and regulations enacted by Medicare, Medicaid, and insurance companies. This information is distributed through a variety of methods, but these administrators communicate frequently via e-mail. They also supervise personnel and the daily operations of the hospital and their department.

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Medical Records Administrator Tasks

  • 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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Medical Records Administrators who took the survey. Medical Coding and Medical Records are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.


For many Medical Records Administrators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $41K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $41K. For Medical Records Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $48K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Experience Affects Medical Records Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Medical Records Administrator Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Medical Coding
up arrow 12%

Medical Records
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%
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