Records Manager Salary

An average Records Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $57K per year. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of Records Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$34,843 - $92,075
$35K
$57K
$92K
MEDIAN: $57,473
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$11.78 - $28.81
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MEDIAN: $16.93
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$34,843 - $92,075  
   
Bonus
$582 - $11,960  
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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$30,170 - $88,805  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 275
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.78 - $28.81  
   
Overtime
$9.19 - $35.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$582 - $11,960  
   
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).
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$30,170 - $88,805  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 90

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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

  • Maintain a database of petitions including providing management reports.
  • Evaluate current functions and activates to evaluate their efficiency and effectiveness.
  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Records Manager


Records Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with People Management, Policy Development, and Records Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 44 percent, 9 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Those listing Organizing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Filing and Customer Service also typically command lower compensation. Experience with Project Management is often linked with knowledge of Records Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Records Manager

Pay by Experience for a Records Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Records Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 120 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Records Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 120 salaries. An experienced Records Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 139 salaries. A Records Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 61 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,371

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Records Managers, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 91 percent above the national average. Records Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+83 percent), Dallas (+36 percent), Austin (+32 percent), and Los Angeles (+30 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Records Managers in Portland earning a whopping 23 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Records Manager

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 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

▲28%

▲26%

National Average
$51,000

▼6%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Records Manager Salaries

People Management
▲44%

Policy Development
▲9%


National Average
$51,000

Document Management
▼2%

Database Management & Reporting
▼6%

Project Management
▼14%

Customer Service
▼22%

Filing
▼37%

Organizing
▼41%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

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%
no benefits
None: 9%