$35,853
Avg. Salary
$14.14
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Medical Records Specialist is $14.14 per hour.

The average pay for a Medical Records Specialist is $35,853 per year.

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MEDIAN $35,853
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$0$51K
Salary $24,213 - $51,036
Bonus $100 - $4,500
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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$23,485 - $40,728
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 86
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $11.18 - $18.15
Overtime $16.98 - $30.00
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $100 - $4,500
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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$23,485 - $40,728
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 536

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.

Medical Records Specialist Pay By Employer

$0$32K

$30,171

Medical Records Specialist Job Listings

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.

Medical Records Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Medical Records Specialist?

Medical Records Specialist in Philadelphia:
"It's a good place to work."
Pros: It's easy to get to places
Cons: Friendly people

Medical Records Specialist in Spokane:
"Weather."
Pros: You get all four seasons.
Cons: Nothing yet.

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Key Stats for Medical Records Specialist

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 101 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Medical Records Specialist Salaries

▲11%

▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$30,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Medical Records Specialist Salaries

Microsoft Office
▲13%


National Average
$30,000


Medical Records
▼3%

Data Entry
▼3%

Customer Service
▼5%

HIPAA Compliance
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 23%