Medical Records Director Salary

The larger portion of Medical Records Directors in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $17.38 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $12.51 per hour, and the top verges on $25.51. While some workers in this profession — just under a third — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. The majority of Medical Records Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$33,823 - $91,967
$34K
$45K
$92K
MEDIAN: $45,217
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$12.51 - $25.51
$13
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.38
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$33,823 - $91,967  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,340  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$26,720 - $65,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.51 - $25.51  
   
Overtime
$9.27 - $42.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,340  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$26,720 - $65,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 125

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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 not the most common occurrence, Medical Records Directors sometimes become Health Information Management Directors, where the average income is $65K per year.

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Popular Skills for Medical Records Director


Medical Records Directors usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Medical Coding, HIPAA Compliance, Electronic Medical Records, and Medical Records are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 6 percent. Aptitude in Medical Coding tends to also indicate an understanding of Medical Records.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Records Director

Pay by Experience for a Medical Records Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Records Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 84 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Records Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Medical Records Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 49 salaries. A Medical Records Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 24 salaries.

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Key Stats for Medical Records Director

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Medical Records Director Salaries

▲14%

▲6%

National Average
$40,000

▼4%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Medical Records Director Salaries


HIPAA Compliance
▲5%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▲3%

National Average
$40,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 30%