Medical Records Administrators in the United States take home an average $45K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The vast majority (83 percent) of Medical Records Administrators who took the survey are female. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,029 - $70,995
(Median)
$32K
$45K
$71K
MEDIAN: $44,634
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$11.76 - $25.08
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$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,029 - $70,995  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
Total Pay (?
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$27,008 - $67,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.76 - $25.08  
   
Overtime
$22.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
   
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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$27,008 - $67,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Records Administrator

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $41K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $41K. For Medical Records Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $45K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $59K.

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Experience Affects Medical Records Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Medical Records Administrator Salaries

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
up arrow 9%

National Average
$41,000

Medical Coding
up arrow 12%

Medical Records
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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