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Entry-Level Medical Records Clerk Salary

The average Entry-Level Medical Records Clerk can expect to rake in roughly $11.58 per hour. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one-third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and over one-half receive dental plans. Women make up the vast majority of Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks (88 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Most Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,286 - $35,236
(Median)
$19K
$26K
$35K
MEDIAN: $26,206
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$9.12 - $14.75
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$19,286 - $35,236  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $500  
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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$19,048 - $31,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.12 - $14.75  
   
Overtime
$1.03 - $21.10  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $500  
   
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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$19,048 - $31,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,193

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Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks, Sacramento offers exceptional salaries, 10 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+7 percent), New York (+5 percent), San Diego (+4 percent), and Phoenix (+3 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Chattanooga, 7 percent below the national average.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Medical Records Clerk Salaries

Records Management
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Data Entry
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Medical Records
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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HIPAA Compliance
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Phone Support
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Customer Service
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Typing
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Filing
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National Average
$24,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 209 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 32%