Medical Records Specialist Salary

Medical Records Specialists in the United States can expect wages of $13.88 per hour on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Female Medical Records Specialists far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Although nearly one-fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,031 - $51,825
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$36K
$52K
MEDIAN: $35,940
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$10.91 - $17.94
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$0$51K
Salary $25,031 - $51,825
Bonus $125.00 - $3,250
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$22,894 - $39,870
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 41
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $10.91 - $17.94
Overtime $16.21 - $27.26
Annual Data $0$39K
Bonus $125.00 - $3,250
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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$22,894 - $39,870
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 311

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Job Description for Medical Records Specialist

Many clinic or hospital administrators find that a good medical records specialist is an essential elements of creating an efficient healthcare environment. These employees help ensure prompt billing and responses from insurance healthcare providers, as well as facilitate portability of essential information when patients seek second opinions or the work of specialists.

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Medical Records Specialist Tasks

  • Assign and record an accurate code to all diagnoses and procedures.
  • Provide information and respond to questions regarding medical documentation.
  • Ensure that all diagnoses are ranked properly.
  • Ensure that factors necessary for an DRG (Diagnostic Related Group) are present.

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Popular Skills for Medical Records Specialist


Survey results suggest that Medical Records Specialists put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Medical Terminology, Electronic Medical Records, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include HIPAA Compliance and Customer Service. Most people experienced in Electronic Medical Records also know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Records Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Medical Records Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Records Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 203 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Records Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 94 salaries. An experienced Medical Records Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 76 salaries. A Medical Records Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 14 salaries.

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Key Stats for Medical Records Specialist

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Medical Records Specialist Salaries

▲13%

▲3%

▲2%

National Average
$30,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Medical Records Specialist Salaries

Microsoft Office
▲14%



National Average
$30,000

Data Entry
▼1%

Medical Records
▼2%

Customer Service
▼4%

HIPAA Compliance
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 20%
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