Records Manager Salary

Records Managers in the United States can expect wages of $55K per year on average. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Records Managers survey respondents are women (71 percent). Most Records Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,509 - $87,423
(Median)
$36K
$55K
$87K
MEDIAN: $55,390
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$12.44 - $27.11
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$12
$16
$27
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$35,509 - $87,423  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,008  
Profit Sharing
$1,935 - $2,340  
Total Pay (?
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$30,946 - $87,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 367
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.44 - $27.11  
   
Overtime
$16.22 - $43.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,008  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,935 - $2,340  
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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$30,946 - $87,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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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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Records Managers report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Project Management and Records Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Database Management & Reporting, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Competency in Project Management frequently indicates knowledge of Records Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Records Manager

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


Records Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $47K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $48K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Records Managers make a median salary of $56K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $63K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Records Managers, 81 percent higher than the national average. Records Managers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+63 percent), Atlanta (+41 percent), Philadelphia (+27 percent), and New York (+25 percent). Records Managers in Portland earn salaries far below the national average by 23 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Austin (8 percent less) and Houston (7 percent less).

Records Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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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Experience Affects Records Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Records Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 22%

Records Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$52,000

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 12%
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