Medical Records Secretary Salary

A Medical Records Secretary earns an average wage of $12.70 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$9.94 - $15.64
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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Hourly Rate
$9.94 - $15.64  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $24.14  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $503  
   
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$20,970 - $33,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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Job Description for Medical Records Secretary

A medical records secretary provides administrative support to doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. There are several different settings in which a medical records secretary may work. A medical records secretary may work at a local doctor's office, a university hospital, or an emergency care facility. Medical records secretaries should be skilled in both written and verbal communication since they greet and deal with the public regularly. Recordkeeping skills and strict adherence to confidentiality rules are also important when maintaining office and patient records.

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Medical Records Secretary Tasks

  • Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.
  • Transcribe dictation for a variety of medical reports from physicians.
  • Make travel arrangements for physicians.
  • Receive and route messages and documents to appropriate staff.
  • Compile and record medical charts, reports, and correspondence.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Records Secretary

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Medical Records Secretary Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
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National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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