Medical Records Director Salary

Women comprise the majority of Medical Records Directors in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $16.24 per hour on average. The bottom of the pay range sits near $11.69 per hour, and the top verges on $24.71. The majority of Medical Records Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. While one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$33,165 - $99,582
(Median)
$33K
$50K
$100K
MEDIAN: $50,142
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$11.69 - $24.71
(Median)
$12
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$33,165 - $99,582  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
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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$25,499 - $74,273  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.69 - $24.71  
   
Overtime
$1.10 - $31.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
   
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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$25,499 - $74,273  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 often transition into Health Information Management Director positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Health Information Management Directors earn $67K per year.

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Job skills reported by Medical Records Directors are limited. 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. 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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Medical Records Directors. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $33K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $40K. Medical Records Directors see a median salary of $43K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 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 54 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
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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