$59,187
Avg. Salary
$18.34
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,924

Bonus

$2,000

Profit Sharing

$640

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Records Manager is $18.34 per hour.

The median Records Manager has a base pay of $59,187. Salaries generally range from $35k to $92k. The median bonus is $2,924. Skills that can affect salary include Records Management, Document Management, Database Management & Reporting, Filing, People Management, Project Management, Policy Development, Organizing, Customer Service.
$12.25
10%
$18.34
50%
$27.19
90%
MEDIAN $18.34
$35k
10%
$59k
50%
$92k
90%
MEDIAN $59,187
$35,101 - $92,153
$35K
$59K
$92K
MEDIAN: $59,187
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$0$92K
Salary $35,101 - $92,153
Bonus $492 - $12,040
Profit Sharing $2,000
Commission $640
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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$31,067 - $88,667
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 506
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $12.25 - $27.19
Overtime $17.75 - $37.98
Annual Data $0$88K
Bonus $492 - $12,040
Commission $640
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$31,067 - $88,667
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 182

Job Description for Records Manager

The records manager is responsible for maintaining their organization's records and files. They store the records and ensure they are easily accessible. These manager are responsible for creating records in a variety of different areas for their organization, such as files on employees that must be maintained. There may be different requirements for how to record information and store it; the records manager must follow these procedures at all times. They must also follow any relevant privacy laws.

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Records Manager Tasks
  • Maintain a database of petitions including providing management reports.
  • Evaluate current functions and activates to evaluate their efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of corporate SOPs and directives to ensure the accurate definition for physical and electronic records controls.
  • Operate an electronic tracking system for files and daily coordination of information needed for appointments.

Records Manager Job Listings

Popular Skills for Records Manager


Records Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with People Management, Policy Development, and Records Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 48 percent, 12 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Those listing Organizing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Filing and Customer Service also typically command lower compensation. Project Management and Records Management are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Records Manager

Pay by Experience for a Records Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Records Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 120 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Records Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 120 salaries. An experienced Records Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 139 salaries. A Records Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 61 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

21%

National Average: $51,926

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

Records Managers will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 96 percent. Records Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+88 percent), Dallas (+40 percent), Austin (+35 percent), and Los Angeles (+33 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Records Managers in Portland earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average.

Records Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Records Manager?

Records Manager:
Overall, the Canaveral Port Authority is a wonderful place to work...great executive management, great benefits, great work environment. I would say the only thing I disagree with is that the Agency does not give raises based on performance. Everyone gets a yearly evaluation but then the only increase in pay is an across the board cost of living increase. So the best employee to the worst employee gets exactly the same thing, which in my opinion is not something to encourage people.

Records Manager in Cape Canaveral:
"My job is not like working at all!"
Pros: The freedom I have to express my professional abilities as a records manager and historian
Cons: I do not believe my job is appreciated by some upper levels of management. My title should be changed to show my responsibilities and I believe I am significantly underpaid for what I do.

Records Manager in Dallas:
"Do Your Research."
I would advise the candidate to find out exactly how many people you will be managing and who exactly are you reporting to. Research the company you will be working for, it will pay off in the end.

Records Manager in Houston:
"Be Smart."
Continue to develop your skills. Take advantage of all opportunities. Think outside the box.

Records Manager in Pierre:
"Independent profession, daily challenges."
Seek training classes for legal records.

Records Manager in San Diego:
"Master Of Your Own Work, Commander Of Nothing."
Be prepared to know your stuff, as no one else in the law firm will know what exactly it is you do. If you have staff, be prepared to train constantly, as their positions are not ones in which someone makes a career of. Learn to work around non-existent budgets, fights for new equipment and questions about what it is you do all day long. This is a job you really have to enjoy doing for its own sake. Negotiate your salary well at the time you're hired because you will not receive the raises you expect, nor will your bonuses be a flashy as the attorneys or even the paralegals - even though you hold their hands through problems with software, processes and getting the client what they want.

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Key Stats for Records Manager

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 135 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Records Manager Salaries

▲27%

▲25%

National Average
$52,000

▼7%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Records Manager Salaries

People Management
▲43%

Policy Development
▲8%


National Average
$52,000

Document Management
▼3%

Database Management & Reporting
▼7%

Project Management
▼15%

Customer Service
▼23%

Filing
▼38%

Organizing
▼42%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 135 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 12%