Medical Records Administrator Salary

Medical Records Administrators in the United States take home an average $44K per year. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Women account for the majority of Medical Records Administrators who took the survey — 86 percent to be exact. For the most part, Medical Records Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,417 - $75,536
$31K
$44K
$76K
MEDIAN: $44,117
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$11.63 - $24.40
$12
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,417 - $75,536  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
Total Pay (?
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$26,492 - $69,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $24.40  
   
Overtime
$25.13  
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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$26,492 - $69,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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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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Many Medical Records Administrators move into a Medical Records Director role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Medical Records Directors on average bring in a similar salary to Medical Records Administrators.

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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $40K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $41K. Medical Records Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $45K. As Medical Records Administrators reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $56K.

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Key Stats for Medical Records Administrator

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Medical Records Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

Experienced
▲11%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼3%

Skills That Affect Medical Records Administrator Salaries

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
▲48%

National Average
$41,000

Medical Coding
▼11%

Medical Records
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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