Trauma Registrar Salary

Pay for Trauma Registrars in the United States sits in the ballpark of $16.57 per hour. Earnings sit near $12.29 per hour on the lower side but can approach $22.96 on the higher side. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Trauma Registrars who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 88 percent. Most Trauma Registrars like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,721 - $61,018
(Median)
$25K
$37K
$61K
MEDIAN: $36,702
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$12.29 - $22.96
(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 (?
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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$25,551 - $50,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.29 - $22.96  
   
Overtime
$15.70 - $40.26  
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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$25,551 - $50,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 237
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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 suggest that Trauma Registrars put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Entry and Medical Terminology. Aptitude in Data Analysis tends to also indicate an understanding of Medical Coding.

Pay by Experience Level for Trauma Registrar

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


For Trauma Registrars, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $34K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $37K on average. Trauma Registrars with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $40K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $49K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Trauma Registrar Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

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
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 12%
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