Records Manager Salary

A Records Manager earns an average salary of $58,974 per year. A skill in People Management is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
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$34,843 - $91,352
$35K
$59K
$91K
MEDIAN: $58,974
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90%

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$11.67 - $28.56
$12
$17
$29
MEDIAN: $17.02
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$34,843 - $91,352  
   
Bonus
$596 - $12,255  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
Commission
$640  
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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$30,500 - $88,041  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 285
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.67 - $28.56  
   
Overtime
$9.19 - $35.29  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$596 - $12,255  
   
Commission
$640  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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).
)
$30,500 - $88,041  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 93

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Job Description for Records Manager

The records manager is responsible for maintaining their organization's records and files. They store the records and ensure they are easily accessible. These manager are responsible for creating records in a variety of different areas for their organization, such as files on employees that must be maintained. There may be different requirements for how to record information and store it; the records manager must follow these procedures at all times. They must also follow any relevant privacy laws.

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Records Manager Tasks

  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of corporate SOPs and directives to ensure the accurate definition for physical and electronic records controls.
  • Operate an electronic tracking system for files and daily coordination of information needed for appointments.
  • Maintain a database of petitions including providing management reports.
  • Evaluate current functions and activates to evaluate their efficiency and effectiveness.

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Pay by Experience Level for Records Manager

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,418

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Records Manager Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Records Manager?

Records Manager in Dallas:
"Do Your Research."
I would advise the candidate to find out exactly how many people you will be managing and who exactly are you reporting to. Research the company you will be working for, it will pay off in the end.

Records Manager in San Diego:
"Master Of Your Own Work, Commander Of Nothing."
Be prepared to know your stuff, as no one else in the law firm will know what exactly it is you do. If you have staff, be prepared to train constantly, as their positions are not ones in which someone makes a career of. Learn to work around non-existent budgets, fights for new equipment and questions about what it is you do all day long. This is a job you really have to enjoy doing for its own sake. Negotiate your salary well at the time you're hired because you will not receive the raises you expect, nor will your bonuses be a flashy as the attorneys or even the paralegals - even though you hold their hands through problems with software, processes and getting the client what they want.

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Key Stats for Records Manager

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Records Manager Salaries

Experienced
▲31%

Late-Career
▲23%

National Average
$52,000

▼8%

Entry-Level
▼19%

Skills That Affect Records Manager Salaries

People Management
▲42%


Document Management
▲1%

National Average
$52,000

Database Management & Reporting
▼12%

Project Management
▼16%

Customer Service
▼24%

Filing
▼38%

Organizing
▼42%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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