Records Clerk Salary (United States)

A Records Clerk earns an average wage of $13.32 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Records Clerk Salary (?
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$22,045 - $43,812
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $30,700
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Records Clerk Salary (?
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$9.58 - $19.01
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$22,045 - $43,812  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,621  
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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$20,680 - $42,422  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 141
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.58 - $19.01  
   
Overtime
$13.64 - $31.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,621  
   
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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$20,680 - $42,422  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 223
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Job Description for Records Clerk

Records clerks typically work in healthcare settings. They may be employed in larger establishments such as hospitals, though any medical center with a wide variety of records may need records clerks. A typical day for records clerks could include organizing or storing charts that are no longer needed, retrieving charts from nurses or doctors who have not handed them in, adding extra sheets to files as needed by healthcare staff, and answering the phone to take messages and answer questions. Records clerks may also need to prepare charts for nurses and physicians.
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Records Clerk Tasks
  • Inventories records stored.
  • May assist in the destruction of records.
  • Locates and retrieves company records as requested.

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Pay Difference By Location

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San Francisco
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Houston
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New York
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$29,000
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Experience Affects Records Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$29,000

Skills That Affect Records Clerk Salaries

Records Management
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National Average
$29,000
Data Entry
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Filing
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 17%