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Medical Records Director Salary

Medical Records Directors in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $16.14 per hour for pay. The bottom of the pay range sits near $11.63 per hour, and the top verges on $23.36. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to one-fourth lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Most Medical Records Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$32,427 - $99,025
(Median)
$32K
$50K
$99K
MEDIAN: $49,504
10%
50%
90%

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$11.63 - $23.36
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
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
$32,427 - $99,025  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,081  
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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$25,412 - $71,229  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 107
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $23.36  
   
Overtime
$1.19 - $31.53  
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 - $3,081  
   
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).
)
$25,412 - $71,229  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 167
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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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Professional skills reported by Medical Records Directors are few in number. 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. Aptitude in Medical Coding tends to also indicate an understanding of Medical Records.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Records Director

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


Medical Records Directors with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $33K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $39K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $43K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $51K on average.

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Experience Affects Medical Records Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

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 55 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: 44% employee benefits None: 26%
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