Medical Records Directors in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $17.24 per hour for pay. In the world of Medical Records Directors, overall cash allowance can sometimes include more than $8K from bonuses, causing incomes to vary widely between $26K and $66K. While some workers in this profession — close to a third — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,466 - $96,905
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$34K
$49K
$97K
MEDIAN: $48,633
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$12.10 - $25.68
(Median)
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$34,466 - $96,905  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,660  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$26,086 - $66,113  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.10 - $25.68  
   
Overtime
$17.23 - $43.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,660  
   
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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$26,086 - $66,113  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 133
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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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Advancing into a Health Information Management Director role seems to be a popular career move for Medical Records Directors, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $66K per year.

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Popular Skills for Medical Records Director


Medical Records Directors report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Medical Coding, Medical Records, Electronic Medical Records, and HIPAA Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like HIPAA Compliance, Electronic Medical Records, and Medical Records. 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.


Medical Records Directors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $35K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $39K. Medical Records Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $43K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $45K on average.

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Experience Affects Medical Records Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Medical Records Director Salaries

Medical Coding
up arrow 2%

National Average
$40,000

Medical Records
up arrow 4%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 7%

HIPAA Compliance
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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