A Medical Records Clerk earns an average wage of $11.69 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Medical Records Clerk Total Pay (?
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$19,638 - $39,372
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32K
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MEDIAN: $26,780
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Medical Records Clerk Total Pay (?
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$9.10 - $15.23
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,638 - $39,372  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $517  
Profit Sharing
$39.45 - $2,051  
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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$19,049 - $32,542  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,489
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.10 - $15.23  
   
Overtime
$5.06 - $21.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $517  
   
Profit Sharing
$39.45 - $2,051  
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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$19,049 - $32,542  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,489
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Job Description for Medical Records Clerk
Medical records clerks normally report to an office manager or supervisor, and are expected to handle many different roles as regards the handling of records, files, and data. They often help with the handling and filing of data, which can involve filing various patient charts and files in physical form and through computer data entry. In most medical offices, the clerk is expected to scan and file various documents related to prescriptions and prescription files as well.
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Medical Records Clerk Tasks
  • Organize and file all patients' medical records including charts and reports in order to compile documentation of conditions and treatments.
  • Assist with departmental audits and research.
  • Release information to persons and agencies according to regulations.
  • Process and forward patient and physician record requests; utilizes paper and electronic systems.
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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Records Clerk
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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San Diego
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Nashville
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Atlanta
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Raleigh
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Austin
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Phoenix
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Houston
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National Average
$25,000
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Tulsa
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Chattanooga
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Tampa
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Experience Affects Medical Records Clerk Salaries

National Average
$25,000

Skills That Affect Medical Records Clerk Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Data Entry
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Medical Records
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Customer Service
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Filing
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Typing
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National Average
$25,000
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Gender
Female
91%
female alumni
 
Male
9%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 29%
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