Medical Records Administrator Salary

An average Medical Records Administrator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $45K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 80 percent of Medical Records Administrators are female. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Medical Records Administrators. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$33,224 - $80,267
$33K
$45K
$80K
MEDIAN: $44,839
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50%
90%

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$11.69 - $25.57
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$26
MEDIAN: $16.96
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$0$80K
Salary $33,224 - $80,267
Bonus $0.00 - $10,213
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$26,023 - $69,858
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 83
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $11.69 - $25.57
Overtime $25.13
Annual Data $0$69K
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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$26,023 - $69,858
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 59

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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

  • Supervise day-to-day activities, establish work schedules and assignments for medical records staff.
  • Maintain departmental day-to-day record completion, storage and retrieval.
  • Assist in hiring, training and reviewing performance of medical records staff.
  • Assist in fiscal operations, including planning budgets and financial reporting.
  • Oversee and supervise work activities and staff of the medical patient data service department.

Common Career Paths for Medical Records Administrator


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Medical Records Administrators who go on to become Medical Records Directors may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Medical Records Director, an upper-level role, pays $39K.

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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
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Medical Records Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

Experienced
▲12%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼4%

Skills That Affect Medical Records Administrator Salaries

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
▲46%

National Average
$42,000

Medical Coding
▼12%

Medical Records
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 12%
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