Medical Records Director Salary

Women account for the majority of Medical Records Directors in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $16.24 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $11.68 per hour and $24.86. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and close to a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. For the most part, Medical Records Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$33,165 - $97,872

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$11.68 - $24.86

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$33,165 - $97,872  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
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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$25,476 - $72,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.68 - $24.86  
   
Overtime
$0.41 - $31.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
   
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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$25,476 - $72,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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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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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Typical 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. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Electronic Medical Records, Medical Records, and Medical Coding. Experience with Medical Coding is often linked with 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.


Medical Records Directors who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $33K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $40K. For Medical Records Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $43K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $51K.

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Experience Affects Medical Records Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Medical Records Director Salaries

National Average
$40,000

Medical Coding
up arrow 3%

Medical Records
up arrow 4%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 26%
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