Medical Records Specialist Salary

Median pay for Medical Records Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $13.85 per hour. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women account for the majority of Medical Records Specialists who took the survey — 89 percent to be exact. The majority of Medical Records Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,688 - $53,866
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MEDIAN: $37,984
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$10.69 - $17.95
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Salary $24,688 - $53,866
Bonus $101.37 - $4,932
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$22,484 - $40,247
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 43
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $10.69 - $17.95
Overtime $15.31 - $26.82
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $101.37 - $4,932
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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$22,484 - $40,247
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 300

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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


Medical Records Specialists report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Medical Terminology, Electronic Medical Records, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include HIPAA Compliance and Customer Service. Most people familiar with Electronic Medical Records also know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Records Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Medical Records Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Records Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 203 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Records Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 94 salaries. An experienced Medical Records Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 76 salaries. A Medical Records Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 14 salaries.

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Key Stats for Medical Records Specialist

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Medical Records Specialist Salaries

▲13%

▲3%

▲2%

National Average
$30,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Medical Records Specialist Salaries

Microsoft Office
▲15%



National Average
$30,000

Data Entry
▼1%

Medical Records
▼2%

Customer Service
▼4%

HIPAA Compliance
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 22%
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