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Entry-Level Medical Records Clerk Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks sits in the ballpark of $11.52 per hour. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks. Although just under one in three lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Women make up the vast majority of Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks (89 percent) who answered the questionnaire. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$19,307 - $35,449
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MEDIAN: $26,591
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$9.04 - $14.75
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National Salary Data

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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$19,307 - $35,449  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $507  
Total Pay (?
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$18,912 - $31,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.04 - $14.75  
   
Overtime
$1.51 - $21.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $507  
   
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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$18,912 - $31,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,258
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Pay Difference by Location


New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks, 14 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Sacramento (+11 percent), Atlanta (+5 percent), Phoenix (+3 percent), and San Antonio (+1 percent). Chattanooga is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 6 percent.

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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Customer Service
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HIPAA Compliance
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Phone Support
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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
89 %
Male
11 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 31%