Medical Records Administrator Salary

An average Medical Records Administrator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $47K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Medical Records Administrators far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,430 - $69,491
(Median)
$32K
$47K
$69K
MEDIAN: $47,014
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$11.05 - $25.53
(Median)
$11
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,430 - $69,491  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,013  
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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$26,549 - $66,389  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 136
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.05 - $25.53  
   
Overtime
$15.86 - $39.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,013  
   
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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$26,549 - $66,389  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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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 focused set of job skills. Medical Coding and Medical Records are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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's salary is approximately $40K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $41K on average. On average, Medical Records Administrators make $47K following one to two decades on the job. 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 9%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Medical Records Administrator Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Medical Coding
up arrow 11%

Medical Records
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 15%
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