Trauma Registrar Salary

Trauma Registrars in the United States can expect to earn an average of $16.55 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $12.32 per hour and $22.86. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Trauma Registrars is high. There are far more female Trauma Registrars who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 87 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,721 - $61,018
(Median)
$25K
$37K
$61K
MEDIAN: $36,702
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$12.32 - $22.86
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,721 - $61,018  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $780  
Total Pay (?
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$25,603 - $49,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.32 - $22.86  
   
Overtime
$15.79 - $39.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $780  
   
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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$25,603 - $49,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 241
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Job Description for Trauma Registrar

Trauma registrars work in hospitals and are responsible for collecting and verifying the data of admitted trauma patients, as well as coding and entering this data into a database. Strong computer skills, along with typing and medical coding skills, are essential for this position, and report-making skills are also necessary to organize and present data to management and other departments.

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Trauma Registrar Tasks

  • Attain follow-up data by reviewing medical records, physician notes and interviewing patients.
  • Compile, organize and report medical case data.
  • Prepare data reports for review by management staff.
  • Perform case audits and reviews to ensure accuracy of data.
  • Abstract and code clinical data.

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Survey results show that Trauma Registrars use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Medical Coding are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 6 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Entry and Medical Terminology. Experience with Data Analysis is often linked with knowledge of Medical Coding.

Pay by Experience Level for Trauma Registrar

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


For many Trauma Registrars, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average inexperienced worker earns $34K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $37K. For Trauma Registrars, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $40K. Trauma Registrars who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $49K.

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Experience Affects Trauma Registrar Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Trauma Registrar Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 23%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Medical Coding
up arrow 3%

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

Medical Terminology
up arrow 5%

Data Entry
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 12%
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