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Entry-Level Medical Records Clerk Salary

Average Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks make around $11.61 per hour. While one-third report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. The vast majority of Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks (88 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$18,802 - $35,688
(Median)
$19K
$26K
$36K
MEDIAN: $26,333
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$9.14 - $14.79
(Median)
$9
$12
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary 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$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$18,802 - $35,688  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $504  
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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$19,104 - $31,650  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
National Hourly Rate 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$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.14 - $14.79  
   
Overtime
$0.80 - $21.07  
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 - $504  
   
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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$19,104 - $31,650  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,202

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Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks, working in the bustling city of Fort Worth has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+10 percent), Sacramento (+10 percent), Atlanta (+5 percent), and San Diego (+4 percent). Chattanooga is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 7 percent.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Medical Records Clerk Salaries

Records Management
up arrow 4%

Data Entry
up arrow 3%

Medical Records
up arrow 2%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 2%

HIPAA Compliance
up arrow 2%

Phone Support
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Typing
up arrow 1%

Filing
0%

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%
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