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How much does a Clinical Documentation Specialist make?

Updated Jul 20, 2021

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$77,005 /yr
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198 salaries

$51K

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$77K

Average

$117K

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The national average salary for Clinical Documentation Specialist is $77,005 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Clinical Documentation Specialist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 198 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Clinical Documentation Specialist employees.

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Prime Healthcare Services
2.9

Prime Healthcare Services

Clinical Documentation Specialist - Hourly

$25

 /hr
Range: $21 - $44
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$21

$44

$21 - $44 Range

Sutter Health
3.9

Sutter Health

Clinical Documentation Specialist

$143,528

 /yr
Range: $119K - $176K

$119K

$176K

$118,807 - $175,990 Range

Conifer Health Solutions
2.8

Conifer Health Solutions

Clinical Documentation Specialist

$76,635

 /yr
Range: $73K - $92K

$73K

$92K

$73,459 - $92,353 Range

Ascension
3.5

Ascension

Clinical Documentation Specialist

$72,921

 /yr
Range: $62K - $78K

$62K

$78K

$61,662 - $77,833 Range

AbbVie
3.9

AbbVie

Clinical Documentation Specialist - Hourly

$29

 /hr
Range: $17 - $34

$17

$34

$17 - $34 Range

Tenet Healthcare
3.2

Tenet Healthcare

Clinical Documentation Specialist

$74,186

 /yr
Range: $65K - $94K

$65K

$94K

$64,502 - $94,391 Range

Providence
3.7

Providence

Clinical Documentation Specialist

$89,656

 /yr
Range: $82K - $126K

$82K

$126K

$81,587 - $126,165 Range

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Northwell Health
4.1

Northwell Health

Clinical Documentation Specialist

$132,146

 /yr
Range: $115K - $143K

$115K

$143K

$114,745 - $142,942 Range

Mount Sinai Health System
3.6

Mount Sinai Health System

Clinical Documentation Specialist

$78,853

 /yr
Range: $77K - $104K

$77K

$104K

$77,163 - $103,892 Range

SCL Health
3.7

SCL Health

Clinical Documentation Specialist

$87,317

 /yr
Range: $65K - $98K

$65K

$98K

$65,000 - $97,764 Range

Global Professional Healthcare Providers

Clinical Documentation Specialist

$43,593

 /yr
Range: $43K - $44K

$43K

$44K

$43,141 - $43,635 Range

TrustHCS
2.8

TrustHCS

Clinical Documentation Specialist

$83,554

 /yr
Range: $82K - $91K

$82K

$91K

$82,182 - $91,299 Range

Alta Hospitals System
2.8

Alta Hospitals System

Clinical Documentation Specialist - Hourly

$29

 /hr
Range: $29 - $44

$29

$44

$29 - $44 Range

Kaiser Permanente
4

Kaiser Permanente

Clinical Documentation Specialist - Hourly
About 

$29 -$37

 hourly

$29

$37

$29 - $37 Range

Northwestern Medicine
4

Northwestern Medicine

Clinical Documentation Specialist
About 

$70K -$82K

$70K

$82K

$70,305 - $81,768 Range

Duke University Health System
4

Duke University Health System

Clinical Documentation Specialist
About 

$77K -$99K

$77K

$99K

$76,919 - $99,245 Range

UCLA Health
4.2

UCLA Health

Clinical Documentation Specialist
About 

$112K -$122K

$112K

$122K

$111,702 - $121,758 Range

Texas Health Resources
4.1

Texas Health Resources

Clinical Documentation Specialist - Hourly
About 

$40 -$47

 hourly

$40

$47

$40 - $47 Range

Baptist Memorial Health Care
3.4

Baptist Memorial Health Care

Clinical Documentation Specialist - Hourly
About 

$19 -$35

 hourly

$19

$35

$19 - $35 Range

2.7

Bayfront Health

Clinical Documentation Specialist - Hourly
About 

$27 -$52

 hourly

$27

$52

$27 - $52 Range

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The national average salary for a Clinical Documentation Specialist is $77,005 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Clinical Documentation Specialist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 198 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Clinical Documentation Specialist employees.

The highest salary for a Clinical Documentation Specialist in United States is $117,294 per year.

The lowest salary for a Clinical Documentation Specialist in United States is $50,555 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent clinical documentation specialist salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$4,000
monthly
A Digital Data Reviewer in the Philadelphia, PA Area area reported making $4,000 per month
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Philadelphia, PA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$18
hourly
A Clinical Data Manager in the Buffalo, NY Area area reported making $18 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Buffalo, NY Area area
Part-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$95,000
per year
A Clinical Data Manager in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $95,000 per year
Additional Pay
$8k cash bonus
Job Highlights
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$70,000
per year
A Clinical Informaticist in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $70,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$96,000
per year
A Clinical Informaticist in the Phoenix, AZ Area area reported making $96,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Phoenix, AZ Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
$55,000
per year
A Clinical Data Abstractor in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $55,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$76,000
per year
A Clinical Data Manager in the Wilmington, NC Area area reported making $76,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Wilmington, NC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$30
hourly
A Clinical Data Abstractor in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $30 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Part-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$32
hourly
A Clinical Data Abstractor in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $32 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Part-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$64,000
per year
A Clinical Informaticist in the Lafayette, IN Area area reported making $64,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Lafayette, IN Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Hospital
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