Medical Records Administrator Salary

Pay for Medical Records Administrators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $45K per year. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Medical Records Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Medical Records Administrators making up 79 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$32,727 - $75,503
$33K
$44K
$76K
MEDIAN: $44,210
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$12.09 - $25.57
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MEDIAN: $17.66
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$0$75K
Salary $32,727 - $75,503
Bonus $0.00 - $63,023
Total Pay (?
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$28,018 - $67,254
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 78
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $12.09 - $25.57
Overtime $25.13
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $0.00 - $63,023
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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$28,018 - $67,254
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 59

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Job Description for Medical Records Administrator

Medical records administrators supervise, motivate, evaluate, and occasionally train their employees while implementing departmental policies. They are responsible for all record-keeping, bookkeeping, and budget planning, and they must always stay up-to-date with new computer technologies and regulations enacted by Medicare, Medicaid, and insurance companies. This information is distributed through a variety of methods, but these administrators communicate frequently via e-mail. They also supervise personnel and the daily operations of the hospital and their department.

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Medical Records Administrator Tasks

  • Supervise day-to-day activities, establish work schedules and assignments for medical records staff.
  • Maintain departmental day-to-day record completion, storage and retrieval.
  • Assist in hiring, training and reviewing performance of medical records staff.
  • Assist in fiscal operations, including planning budgets and financial reporting.
  • Oversee and supervise work activities and staff of the medical patient data service department.

Common Career Paths for Medical Records Administrator


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Medical Records Administrators' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Medical Records Director. Median pay for Medical Records Directors is $39K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Records Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Medical Records Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Records Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 91 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Records Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Medical Records Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 28 salaries. A Medical Records Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 18 salaries.

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Key Stats for Medical Records Administrator

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Medical Records Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

Experienced
▲12%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼4%

Skills That Affect Medical Records Administrator Salaries

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
▲46%

National Average
$41,000

Medical Coding
▼12%

Medical Records
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 13%
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