Trauma Registrar Salary

Trauma Registrars in the United States can expect wages of $16.63 per hour on average. Earnings sit near $12.28 per hour on the lower side but can approach $22.81 on the higher side. Career length and the particular city 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 vast majority of Trauma Registrars (89 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$24,761 - $60,805
(Median)
$25K
$38K
$61K
MEDIAN: $37,867
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$12.28 - $22.81
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,761 - $60,805  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $613  
Total Pay (?
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$25,465 - $49,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.28 - $22.81  
   
Overtime
$16.13 - $40.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $613  
   
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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$25,465 - $49,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 255
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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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Popular Skills for Trauma Registrar


Trauma Registrars report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Data Analysis, Data Entry, Medical Coding, and International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 Coding are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 18 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Medical Terminology and Electronic Medical Records. Competency in Data Analysis frequently indicates knowledge of Medical Coding.

Pay by Experience Level for Trauma Registrar

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


Trauma Registrars with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $34K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $37K. Trauma Registrars with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $39K. Trauma Registrars who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $52K.

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Experience Affects Trauma Registrar Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Trauma Registrar Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 18%

Data Entry
up arrow 5%

Medical Coding
up arrow 3%

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Emergency/Trauma
0%

National Average
$35,000

Medical Terminology
up arrow 6%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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