Medical Records Administrator Salary

Earnings for Medical Records Administrators in the United States come in at around $48K annually on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $27K to $68K per year. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women account for the majority of Medical Records Administrators who took the survey — 85 percent to be exact. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. For the most part, Medical Records Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$32,691 - $71,848
(Median)
$33K
$48K
$72K
MEDIAN: $48,016
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90%

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$10.82 - $24.36
(Median)
$11
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,691 - $71,848  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,093  
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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$26,733 - $67,657  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 151
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.82 - $24.36  
   
Overtime
$16.03 - $41.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,093  
   
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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$26,733 - $67,657  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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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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Medical Records Administrators note just a narrow range of job skills. Medical Coding and Medical Records are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $40K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $41K. Medical Records Administrators bring in $50K after working for 10 to 20 years. After two decades in the workforce, the average Medical Records Administrator generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $57K.

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Experience Affects Medical Records Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Medical Records Administrator Salaries

National Average
$42,000

Medical Coding
up arrow 13%

Medical Records
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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