Medical Records Director Salary

Most Medical Records Directors in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $17.02 per hour. Pay ranges from $12.42 per hour on the low end to $23.97 on the high end. Although just under one in three lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$32,818 - $96,680
$33K
$46K
$97K
MEDIAN: $46,061
10%
50%
90%

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$12.81 - $24.61
$13
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.49
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50%
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$0$96K
Salary $32,818 - $96,680
Bonus $0.00 - $1,309
Profit Sharing $0.00
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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$27,250 - $67,453
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 57
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $12.81 - $24.61
Overtime $9.27 - $44.38
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $0.00 - $1,309
Profit Sharing $0.00
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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$27,250 - $67,453
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 131

Job Description for Medical Records Director

Medical records directors typically work in a hospital, clinic, or other health care facility. They are responsible for compiling, processing, and maintaining medical records for their facility's patients, making sure the files contain all needed information and are correct and secure. In all tasks, these directors must follow the standards and protocols of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and of their facility to protect patient confidentiality. Medical records directors must know and use the health care industry's standardized numerical coding system.

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Medical Records Director Tasks

  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Plan and direct the health information management service areas, ensuring compliance with professional, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Develop and implement organizational policies and procedures for patient data services.
  • Monitor, assess and ensure effective use the use of department resources.
  • Develop and maintain computerized record management system processes.

Common Career Paths for Medical Records Director


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Many Medical Records Directors move into a Health Information Management Director role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $65K per year.

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Popular Skills for Medical Records Director


Medical Records Directors report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Medical Coding, HIPAA Compliance, Electronic Medical Records, and Medical Records are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 8 percent. Medical Coding and Medical Records are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Records Director

Pay by Experience for a Medical Records Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Records Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 84 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Records Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Medical Records Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 49 salaries. A Medical Records Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 24 salaries.

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Key Stats for Medical Records Director

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Medical Records Director Salaries

▲14%

▲6%

National Average
$40,000

▼4%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Medical Records Director Salaries


HIPAA Compliance
▲5%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▲3%

National Average
$40,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 30%