Women make up the vast majority of Medical Records Directors in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $17.41 per hour. With some bonuses approaching $6K, overall incomes of Medical Records Directors generally spread between $27K and $67K depending on individual performance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although just under a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,328 - $95,778
$34K
$47K
$96K
MEDIAN: $46,550
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90%

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$12.30 - $25.85
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.41
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$34,328 - $95,778  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,250  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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$26,528 - $66,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.30 - $25.85  
   
Overtime
$9.27 - $42.89  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,250  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$26,528 - $66,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 126

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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

  • 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.
  • Develop and implement organizational policies and procedures for patient data services.
  • Monitor, assess and ensure effective use the use of department resources.
  • Develop and maintain computerized record management system processes.

Common Career Paths for Medical Records Director


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Though it's uncommon, some Medical Records Directors move into roles as Health Information Management Directors, where pay is an average $66K per year.

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Popular Skills for Medical Records Director


Survey takers who work as Medical Records Directors report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Medical Coding, HIPAA Compliance, Electronic Medical Records, and Medical Records are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Medical Records. 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.


For many Medical Records Directors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $35K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $39K. Medical Records Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $44K. Medical Records Directors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $46K.

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Key Stats for Medical Records Director

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Medical Records Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Medical Records Director Salaries


HIPAA Compliance
up arrow 4%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 2%

National Average
$40,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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