Median pay for Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks is around $12.11 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and close to a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by about one-half. Female Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,314 - $39,820
(Median)
$21K
$29K
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MEDIAN: $29,149
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$9.78 - $15.37
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$21,314 - $39,820  
   
Bonus
$49.13 - $1,536  
Profit Sharing
$850  
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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$20,438 - $32,881  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.78 - $15.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$14.70 - $23.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$49.13 - $1,536  
   
Profit Sharing
$850  
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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$20,438 - $32,881  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 875
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,425

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For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks in Santa Rosa enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+22 percent), Chicago (+8 percent), San Diego (+6 percent), and Los Angeles (+6 percent). With compensation 10 percent below the national average, Chattanooga is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in Wilmington and Memphis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 8 percent less, respectively).

Medical Records Clerk Advice

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.

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Skills That Affect Medical Records Clerk Salaries

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

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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