Entry-Level Medical Records Clerk Salary

The average Entry-Level Medical Records Clerk can expect to rake in roughly $11.82 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 89 percent. Some workers in this field — just under one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly more than half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$20,394 - $34,786
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MEDIAN: $26,759
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$9.39 - $15.09
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$20,394 - $34,786  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $501  
Profit Sharing
$775  
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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$19,741 - $31,987  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.39 - $15.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$1.14 - $21.64  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $501  
   
Profit Sharing
$775  
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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$19,741 - $31,987  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,284
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $24,874

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Santa Rosa is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks, 29 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+26 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), Philadelphia (+14 percent), and New York (+12 percent). Trailing the national average by 8 percent, Chattanooga is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Memphis (6 percent lower) and Houston (3 percent lower).

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

Records Management
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Data Entry
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Medical Records
0%

Customer Service
0%

HIPAA Compliance
0%

Typing
0%

Phone Support
0%

National Average
$25,000

Filing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 212 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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