Records Manager Salary

Records Managers in the United States take home an average $56K per year. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Records Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Records Managers making up 74 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,344 - $89,941
$34K
$56K
$90K
MEDIAN: $55,598
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$11.98 - $27.25
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$0$89K
Salary $34,344 - $89,941
Bonus $600 - $12,750
Profit Sharing $8,000
Commission $640
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$30,383 - $85,610
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 284
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $11.98 - $27.25
Overtime $17.62 - $33.63
Annual Data $0$85K
Bonus $600 - $12,750
Commission $640
Profit Sharing $8,000
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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$30,383 - $85,610
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 104

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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 report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with People Management, Policy Development, and Records Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 48 percent, 12 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Those listing Organizing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Filing and Customer Service also typically command lower compensation. Employees educated in Project Management are typically practiced in Records Management, too.

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: $50,046

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

Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Records Managers, 96 percent above the national average. Records Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+88 percent), Dallas (+40 percent), Austin (+35 percent), and Los Angeles (+33 percent). Records Managers in Portland take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 21 percent less than the national average.

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Key Stats for Records Manager

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Records Manager Salaries

▲32%

▲29%

National Average
$50,000

▼4%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Records Manager Salaries

People Management
▲48%

Policy Development
▲12%


Document Management
▼0%

National Average
$50,000

Database Management & Reporting
▼3%

Project Management
▼12%

Customer Service
▼20%

Filing
▼35%

Organizing
▼40%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 11%
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