Medical Records Specialist Salary

Medical Records Specialists in the United States pull down an average of $13.69 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical Records Specialists who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 87 percent. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, roughly a fifth claim no health benefits at all. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$23,154 - $54,631
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MEDIAN: $38,224
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$23,154 - $54,631  
   
Bonus
$100.00 - $2,750  
Total Pay (?
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$22,107 - $40,511  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.55 - $17.82  
   
Overtime
$15.53 - $28.50  
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Bonus
$100.00 - $2,750  
   
Total Pay (?
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$22,107 - $40,511  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 304

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Job Description for Medical Records Specialist

Many clinic or hospital administrators find that a good medical records specialist is an essential elements of creating an efficient healthcare environment. These employees help ensure prompt billing and responses from insurance healthcare providers, as well as facilitate portability of essential information when patients seek second opinions or the work of specialists.

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Medical Records Specialist Tasks

  • Assign and record an accurate code to all diagnoses and procedures.
  • Provide information and respond to questions regarding medical documentation.
  • Ensure that all diagnoses are ranked properly.
  • Ensure that factors necessary for an DRG (Diagnostic Related Group) are present.

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Popular Skills for Medical Records Specialist


Survey results show that Medical Records Specialists use a fair number of skills. Fortunate workers who know Microsoft Office can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 30 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service. It is often found that people who know Electronic Medical Records are also skilled in Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Records Specialist

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $28K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $31K on average. For Medical Records Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $31K. As Medical Records Specialists reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $35K.

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Key Stats for Medical Records Specialist

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Medical Records Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲17%

▲6%

▲4%

National Average
$29,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Medical Records Specialist Salaries

Microsoft Office
▲30%



Medical Records
▼0%

HIPAA Compliance
▼0%

Data Entry
▼0%

National Average
$29,000

Customer Service
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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