$70,484
Avg. Salary
$32.25
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,238

Bonus

$5,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Clinical Documentation Specialist is $32.25 per hour.

The average pay for a Clinical Documentation Specialist is $70,484 per year.

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$0$96K
Salary $49,072 - $94,509
Bonus $481 - $6,989
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$41,877 - $96,433
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 990
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $17.78 - $47.70
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $10.14 - $60.62
Annual Data $0$96K
Bonus $481 - $6,989
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$41,877 - $96,433
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 842

Job Description for Clinical Documentation Specialist

A clinical documentation specialist works with large hospitals and healthcare facilities to help maintain proper records-keeping, as well as provide primary healthcare providers with easy access to any documents needed for patient care. Because these clinics and hospitals generate a large number of records, notes, recommendations, and referrals, this position fills a key role in managing that information.

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Clinical Documentation Specialist Tasks
  • Review accuracy, quality and completeness of clinical records.
  • Ensure that all patient documents and records are maintained in accordance with legal guidelines.
  • Work with clinical staff to obtain information for patient records.

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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Documentation Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Clinical Documentation Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Clinical Documentation Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 649 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clinical Documentation Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 272 salaries. An experienced Clinical Documentation Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 179 salaries. A Clinical Documentation Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 128 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

19%

8%

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-28%

National Average: $69,555

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

Clinical Documentation Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Clinical Documentation Specialist?

Clinical Documentation Specialist in Chicago:
"Enlightening."
Pros: Diversity, Level of Professionalism, Technology and Employee Development
Cons: Weather

Clinical Documentation Specialist in Detroit:
"Things to do."
Pros: The excitement of a big city.
Cons: The danger.

Clinical Documentation Specialist in Salt Lake City:
"Recreation."
Pros: Live close to work and have a 5 minute commute.
Cons: Culture weird, very conservative and old fashioned.

Clinical Documentation Specialist in United States:
"IT."
Learn different types of software systems.

Clinical Documentation Specialist in Waterloo:
"Severity of Illness and Intensity of Service."
Pros: Researching into patient care documentation. The actual care going into patient's care is enormous. Flexible schedule, great boss, great co-workers, nice atmosphere.
Cons: The number of cases done by 2 nurses is intense.

Clinical Documentation Specialist in Phillipsburg:
"Improve documentation to improve reimbursement."

Clinical Documentation Specialist in Pontiac:
"Adequate Preparation for CDS."
Research position prior to applying.

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Key Stats for Clinical Documentation Specialist

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 238 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Clinical Documentation Specialist Salaries

▲15%

National Average
$70,000

▼1%

▼2%

▼5%

Skills That Affect Clinical Documentation Specialist Salaries

Acute Care
▲40%

registered nurse
▲23%

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
▲7%



Rn
▲1%

National Average
$70,000



Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼2%


Clinical Education
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 238 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 13%