$29,899
Avg. Salary
$13.15
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$481

Bonus

$750

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Medical Records Clerk is $13.15 per hour.

The average pay for a Medical Records Clerk is $29,899 per year.

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$21k
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MEDIAN $29,899
$20,536 - $40,908
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MEDIAN: $29,899
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$0$40K
Salary $20,536 - $40,908
Bonus $98.01 - $1,534
Profit Sharing $750
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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$21,171 - $35,933
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 179
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $10.15 - $16.88
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $13.81 - $25.16
Annual Data $0$35K
Bonus $98.01 - $1,534
Profit Sharing $750
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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$21,171 - $35,933
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,365

Job Description for Medical Records Clerk

Medical records clerks normally report to an office manager or supervisor, and are expected to handle many different roles as regards the handling of records, files, and data. They often help with the handling and filing of data, which can involve filing various patient charts and files in physical form and through computer data entry. In most medical offices, the clerk is expected to scan and file various documents related to prescriptions and prescription files as well.

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Medical Records Clerk Tasks
  • Release information to persons and agencies according to regulations.
  • Process and forward patient and physician record requests; utilizes paper and electronic systems.
  • Organize and file all patients' medical records including charts and reports in order to compile documentation of conditions and treatments.
  • Assist with departmental audits and research.

Medical Records Clerk Pay By Employer

$0$32K

Corizon
13 profiles
$24,547

$27,817

$22,748

Common Career Paths for Medical Records Clerk


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Though some Medical Records Clerks move into positions like Registered Nurse (where the average salary is $56K), this progression is not the norm. Health Information Technicians or Administrative Assistants are common next-step roles for Medical Records Clerks moving up in their careers; annual pay for Health Information Technicians is $1K higher on average, and it's $4K higher for Administrative Assistants.

Medical Records Clerk Job Listings

Popular Skills for Medical Records Clerk


Survey results imply that Medical Records Clerks deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Data Entry, Electronic Medical Records, HIPAA Compliance, and Records Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Scheduling. A tool kit that includes Medical Records also typically contains Filing and Data Entry. Most people skilled in Electronic Medical Records are similarly competent in Data Entry and Filing.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Records Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Medical Records Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Records Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 930 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Records Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 393 salaries. An experienced Medical Records Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 350 salaries. A Medical Records Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 89 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,630

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

For Medical Records Clerks, New York provides a pay rate that is 17 percent greater than the national average. Medical Records Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+15 percent), Atlanta (+12 percent), Portland (+10 percent), and Chicago (+10 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Birmingham, 13 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 12 percent less in Wilmington and 10 percent less in Tampa, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Medical Records Clerk

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 433 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Medical Records Clerk Salaries

▲10%

▲6%

▼0%

National Average
$28,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Medical Records Clerk Salaries

National Average
$28,000



▼2%

Records Management
▼3%

▼3%



▼4%


Medical Coding
▼4%

Scheduling
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 433 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 29%