Medical Records Administrator Salary

Medical Records Administrators in the United States can expect wages of $47K annually on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $27K and $66K per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The vast majority (86 percent) of Medical Records Administrators who took the survey are female. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Medical Records Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$32,206 - $69,169
(Median)
$32K
$47K
$69K
MEDIAN: $46,577
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$11.01 - $24.24
(Median)
$11
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,206 - $69,169  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
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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$26,654 - $66,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 138
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.01 - $24.24  
   
Overtime
$15.86 - $39.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
   
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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$26,654 - $66,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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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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Survey results show that Medical Records Administrators typically report just a few professional 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 earns $40K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $41K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $47K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Medical Records Administrator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
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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
9%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 16%
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