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Medical Records Administrator Salary

Medical Records Administrators in the United States can expect wages of $48K annually on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. There are far more female Medical Records Administrators who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 84 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Most Medical Records Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$32,261 - $70,469
(Median)
$32K
$48K
$70K
MEDIAN: $47,999
10%
50%
90%

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$10.93 - $27.62
(Median)
$11
$16
$28
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,261 - $70,469  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,061  
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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$26,233 - $67,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 140
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.93 - $27.62  
   
Overtime
$15.90 - $39.16  
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 - $5,061  
   
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).
)
$26,233 - $67,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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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Medical Records Administrators report a narrow range of specific skills. 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.


The average inexperienced worker earns $40K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $43K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $47K in this role. 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 4%

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 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 16%