Medical Records Administrator Salary

Medical Records Administrators in the United States take home an average $44K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. For the most part, Medical Records Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (84 percent) of Medical Records Administrators who took the survey are female. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,343 - $76,737
$31K
$44K
$77K
MEDIAN: $44,190
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50%
90%

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$11.79 - $24.10
$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.61
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,343 - $76,737  
   
Bonus
$96.96 - $10,304  
Total Pay (?
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$26,904 - $69,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $24.10  
   
Overtime
$25.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$96.96 - $10,304  
   
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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$26,904 - $69,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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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.

Common Career Paths for Medical Records Administrator


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Medical Records Administrators who transition into an upper level Medical Records Director position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Medical Records Director makes $39K a year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Records Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Medical Records Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Records Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 91 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Records Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Medical Records Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 28 salaries. A Medical Records Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 18 salaries.

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Key Stats for Medical Records Administrator

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Medical Records Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

Experienced
▲13%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Skills That Affect Medical Records Administrator Salaries

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
▲47%

National Average
$41,000

Medical Coding
▼11%

Medical Records
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 11%