Entry-Level Medical Records Clerk Salary

Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks take home approximately $11.65 per hour on average. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Some workers in this field — just under a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by a little over a half. The vast majority of Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks (89 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,069 - $35,984
(Median)
$19K
$27K
$36K
MEDIAN: $26,778
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$9.21 - $14.83
(Median)
$9
$12
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$19,069 - $35,984  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $498.63  
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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$19,233 - $31,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.21 - $14.83  
   
Overtime
$0.45 - $21.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $498.63  
   
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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$19,233 - $31,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,214
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Pay Difference by Location


Philadelphia is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks, 13 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Fort Worth (+10 percent), Sacramento (+10 percent), Atlanta (+8 percent), and San Antonio (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Chattanooga, which sits 7 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Wilmington and Houston (6 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Medical Records Clerk Salaries

Records Management
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Medical Records
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Data Entry
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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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National Average
$25,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 205 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 31%
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