Medical Records Director Salary

Medical Records Directors in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $17.11 per hour for pay. Earnings sit near $12.52 per hour on the lower side but can approach $24.23 on the higher side. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly a third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Work is enjoyable for Medical Records Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,776 - $92,298
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$92K
MEDIAN: $44,319
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$12.52 - $24.23
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Salary $32,776 - $92,298
Bonus $0.00 - $4,000
Profit Sharing $0.00
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$26,628 - $65,435
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 57
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $12.52 - $24.23
Overtime $7.66 - $41.11
Annual Data $0$65K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,000
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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$26,628 - $65,435
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 126

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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 who advance into the role of a Health Information Management Director are fairly uncommon. Health Information Management Directors on average earn $65K per year.

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Popular Skills for Medical Records Director


Medical Records Directors report a narrow range of 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 5 percent and 7 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 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Medical Records Director Salaries

▲16%

▲8%

National Average
$39,000

▼2%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Medical Records Director Salaries


HIPAA Compliance
▲7%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▲5%

National Average
$39,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 32%
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