Entry-Level Medical Records Clerk Salary

Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks can expect wages of $11.82 per hour on average. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks who took the survey — 89 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$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 (?
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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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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks, Santa Rosa offers exceptional salaries, 29 percent above 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). The lowest-paying market is Chattanooga, which sits 8 percent below the national average. Memphis and Houston are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 6 percent lower and 3 percent lower, 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

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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