Entry-Level Medical Records Clerk Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks sits in the ballpark of $12.28 per hour. While nearly one-third report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and one-half have dental, as well. The vast majority of Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks (89 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Most Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,443 - $39,114
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MEDIAN: $29,771
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$9.86 - $15.49
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Salary $21,443 - $39,114
Bonus $75.00 - $1,500
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$20,574 - $33,038
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 60
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $9.86 - $15.49
Overtime $13.51 - $24.36
Annual Data $0$33K
Bonus $75.00 - $1,500
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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$20,574 - $33,038
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 881

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,804

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Santa Rosa is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks, 26 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+23 percent), Chicago (+11 percent), Baltimore (+11 percent), and San Diego (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Chattanooga, 12 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Miami and Wilmington (9 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Medical Records Clerk Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Medical Records Clerk in Kettering:
"Listen the First Time."
If your acting manager invites you to a program training course she is teaching, take it! I made the mistake of asking someone in the field already and was burned out. The advice given to me was "don't waste your time". Well I have been wasting time by taking one class at a time, and now losing my marriage over it.

Medical Records Clerk in Louisville:
"I wish I would have continued my education sooner."
To obtain skills that are valuable to medical records whether its coding, billing, management, networking or enroll in a professional organization like AHIMA to stay updated on the current changes in the health information field.

Medical Records Clerk in Houghton Lake:
The pay is low and we are the lowest on the rung at the facility, which means we get treated like inferior people and everything gets blamed on us. We get the jobs that no one else wants to do whether they are part of our job or not..expect to work like crazy and multitask with no help.. Must be. Self-starter and be able to accept change. You also should have basic medical terminology and be able to spell medical terms.

Key Stats for Medical Records Clerk

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 136 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
14%
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Skills That Affect Medical Records Clerk Salaries


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National Average
$26,000

HIPAA Compliance
▼1%

Records Management
▼1%

Typing
▼1%


▼3%

Customer Service
▼3%

Phone Support
▼3%

Medical Coding
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 33%
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