Entry-Level Medical Records Clerk Salary

An average Entry-Level Medical Records Clerk can expect to take home roughly $12.17 per hour. Most Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — one-third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by close to one-half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,301 - $40,824
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MEDIAN: $29,746
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$9.83 - $15.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$22,301 - $40,824  
   
Bonus
$73.40 - $1,541  
Profit Sharing
$850  
Total Pay (?
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$20,521 - $32,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.83 - $15.46  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$14.68 - $24.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$73.40 - $1,541  
   
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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$20,521 - $32,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 869

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,565

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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks, Santa Rosa offers exceptional salaries, 27 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+24 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), Baltimore (+12 percent), and San Diego (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 11 percent, Chattanooga is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Miami and Wilmington also lean toward paying below-median salaries (8 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.

Key Stats for Medical Records Clerk

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 108 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Medical Records Clerk Salaries


▲1%

HIPAA Compliance
▼0%

Records Management
▼0%

Typing
▼0%

National Average
$26,000


▼2%

Customer Service
▼2%

Phone Support
▼2%

Medical Coding
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 33%