Entry-Level Medical Records Clerk Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks lies in the neighborhood of $12.30 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 89 percent. Nearly one-third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and approximately one-half claim dental coverage as well. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$21,204 - $39,993
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MEDIAN: $29,783
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$9.90 - $15.65
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MEDIAN: $12.39
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$0$39K
Salary $21,204 - $39,993
Bonus $48.94 - $1,828
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$20,674 - $33,516
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 65
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $9.90 - $15.65
Overtime $13.93 - $25.88
Annual Data $0$33K
Bonus $48.94 - $1,828
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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$20,674 - $33,516
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 869

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Medical Records Clerk Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $26,063

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

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks in Santa Rosa enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Medical Records Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+23 percent), Chicago (+11 percent), Baltimore (+11 percent), and San Diego (+9 percent). Chattanooga is the lowest-paying area, 12 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Miami and Wilmington (9 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Medical Records Clerk Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Medical Records Clerk in Kettering:
"Listen the First Time."
If your acting manager invites you to a program training course she is teaching, take it! I made the mistake of asking someone in the field already and was burned out. The advice given to me was "don't waste your time". Well I have been wasting time by taking one class at a time, and now losing my marriage over it.

Medical Records Clerk in Louisville:
"I wish I would have continued my education sooner."
To obtain skills that are valuable to medical records whether its coding, billing, management, networking or enroll in a professional organization like AHIMA to stay updated on the current changes in the health information field.

Medical Records Clerk in Houghton Lake:
The pay is low and we are the lowest on the rung at the facility, which means we get treated like inferior people and everything gets blamed on us. We get the jobs that no one else wants to do whether they are part of our job or not..expect to work like crazy and multitask with no help.. Must be. Self-starter and be able to accept change. You also should have basic medical terminology and be able to spell medical terms.

Key Stats for Medical Records Clerk

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 142 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
14%
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Skills That Affect Medical Records Clerk Salaries

National Average
$26,000


▼1%

HIPAA Compliance
▼2%

Records Management
▼2%

Typing
▼2%


▼4%

Customer Service
▼4%

Phone Support
▼4%

Medical Coding
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 142 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 34%
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