Entry-Level Medical Records Clerk Salary

The average Entry-Level Medical Records Clerk can expect to rake in roughly $12.14 per hour. Most Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Some workers in this field — one-third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by close to one-half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,073 - $40,256
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MEDIAN: $29,502
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$9.81 - $15.40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$22,073 - $40,256  
   
Bonus
$50.87 - $1,536  
Profit Sharing
$850  
Total Pay (?
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$20,494 - $32,906  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 65
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.81 - $15.40  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$14.69 - $23.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$50.87 - $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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$20,494 - $32,906  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 899

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,508

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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks, Santa Rosa offers exceptional salaries, 26 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+23 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), Philadelphia (+11 percent), and Los Angeles (+8 percent). Chattanooga is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 11 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Wilmington and Miami (8 percent lower and 6 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
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 109 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Medical Records Clerk Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼0%

HIPAA Compliance
▼0%

Data Entry
▼0%

Typing
▼0%

National Average
$26,000


Records Management
▼1%

Filing
▼2%

Customer Service
▼2%

Phone Support
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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