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Medical Records Director Salary

Medical Records Directors in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $16.06 per hour. Compensation ranges from $11.63 per hour on the lower end to $22.94 on the higher end. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. While some workers in this profession — close to one-fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$32,454 - $100,815
(Median)
$32K
$50K
$100K
MEDIAN: $50,142
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$11.63 - $22.94
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$32,454 - $100,815  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,013  
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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$25,505 - $75,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 108
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $22.94  
   
Overtime
$1.10 - $31.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,013  
   
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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$25,505 - $75,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 166

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Job Description for Medical Records Director

Medical records directors typically work in a hospital, clinic, or other health care facility. They are responsible for compiling, processing, and maintaining medical records for their facility's patients, making sure the files contain all needed information and are correct and secure. In all tasks, these directors must follow the standards and protocols of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and of their facility to protect patient confidentiality. Medical records directors must know and use the health care industry's standardized numerical coding system.

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Medical Records Director Tasks

  • Monitor, assess and ensure effective use the use of department resources.
  • Develop and maintain computerized record management system processes.
  • Develop and implement organizational policies and procedures for patient data services.
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Plan and direct the health information management service areas, ensuring compliance with professional, state and federal regulatory requirements.

Common Career Paths for Medical Records Director


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Medical Records Directors might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Health Information Management Director, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $67K per year.

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Survey takers who work as Medical Records Directors report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Medical Coding, Medical Records, and Electronic Medical Records can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Many workers who know Medical Coding also know Medical Records.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Records Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $33K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $39K. For Medical Records Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $44K. Medical Records Directors who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $53K.

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Experience Affects Medical Records Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Medical Records Director Salaries

National Average
$39,000

Medical Coding
up arrow 2%

Medical Records
up arrow 3%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 26%