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Medical Records Specialist Salary (United States)

A Medical Records Specialist earns an average wage of $13.41 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Medical Records Specialist Salary (?
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$24,511 - $53,933
(Median)
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54K
MEDIAN: $31,605
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Medical Records Specialist Salary (?
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$10.36 - $16.67
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,511 - $53,933  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
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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$21,985 - $37,005  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.36 - $16.67  
   
Overtime
$12.94 - $28.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
   
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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$21,985 - $37,005  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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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
  • Ensure that all diagnoses are ranked properly.
  • Ensure that factors necessary for an DRG (Diagnostic Related Group) are present.
  • Assign and record an accurate code to all diagnoses and procedures.
  • Provide information and respond to questions regarding medical documentation.

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Experience Affects Medical Records Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$29,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Medical Records Specialist Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 3%
National Average
$29,000
Medical Records
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 25%