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Medical Records Director Salary

Most Medical Records Directors in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $16.21 per hour. Compensation ranges between $11.62 per hour and $23.48. Although nearly one in four lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$32,302 - $99,580
(Median)
$32K
$49K
$100K
MEDIAN: $49,376
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90%

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$11.62 - $23.48
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$32,302 - $99,580  
   
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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$25,356 - $69,517  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.62 - $23.48  
   
Overtime
$1.10 - $31.64  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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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$25,356 - $69,517  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 165

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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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Advancing into a Health Information Management Director role seems to be a popular career move for Medical Records Directors, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $67K per year.

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Medical Records Directors who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Medical Records, Medical Coding, and Electronic Medical Records can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Medical Records and Medical Coding. Competency in Medical Coding frequently indicates knowledge of Medical Records.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Records Director

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Medical Records Directors. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $33K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $39K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $43K in this role. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $51K.

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Experience Affects Medical Records Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Medical Records Director Salaries

National Average
$39,000

Medical Records
up arrow 3%

Medical Coding
up arrow 3%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 26%
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