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How Much Does a Records Specialist Earn In The United States?

Average Yearly Salary
Updated December 31, 2020
$31,000
$24,000
$31,000
$41,000
Did you know that the average records specialist makes $31,958 per year? That's valued at $15.36 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $24,000 and $41,000, meaning records specialists have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most records specialists find a job with professional and education companies, while others work for professional, technology, and pharmaceutical companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Massachusetts, Vermont and Oregon are the top states in the U.S. to pay records specialists the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Boston, MA
$48,276
Eugene, OR
$43,232
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Where Records Specialists Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where records specialists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Records Specialists Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Massachusetts, Vermont and Oregon, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for records specialists. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Arkansas, Mississippi, and Montana.
City
Average Salary

Boston, MA

Salary Range37k - 62k$48k$48,276

Santa Rosa, CA

Salary Range37k - 53k$45k$44,747

Eugene, OR

Salary Range36k - 50k$43k$43,232

Olympia, WA

Salary Range36k - 48k$42k$41,608

Boulder, CO

Salary Range31k - 43k$37k$36,717

Anchorage, AK

Salary Range32k - 34k$33k$33,492

Baltimore, MD

Salary Range26k - 39k$33k$32,595

Apple Valley, MN

Salary Range27k - 36k$32k$31,945

Kansas City, MO

Salary Range26k - 37k$31k$31,380

Addison, IL

Salary Range26k - 36k$31k$31,256
$21k
$62k

High Paying Records Specialist Jobs

Which Companies Pay Records Specialists The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like New Penn Financial and Mayville Engineering Company as they offer the highest salaries for records specialists.
Company
Average Salary
New Penn Financial
Salary Range34k - 38k$36k$36,408
Mayville Engineering Company
Salary Range33k - 38k$36k$36,067
Washington State Employees Credit Union
Salary Range33k - 37k$36k$35,576
Inovalon
Salary Range29k - 39k$34k$34,382
Jackson County
Salary Range31k - 35k$33k$33,499
Santa Rosa High School
Salary Range31k - 35k$33k$33,178
City of Deerfield Beach
Salary Range30k - 35k$33k$32,523
Denver County 1
Salary Range31k - 33k$32k$32,387
Carilion Clinic
Salary Range29k - 34k$32k$31,981
KSYM RADIO
Salary Range28k - 35k$32k$31,808
$27k
$39k

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    How Much Do Records Specialists Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a records specialist can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for records specialists tend to be found in professional, technology, and pharmaceutical companies. In fact, records specialists can make a yearly salary of $35,849 while working for professional companies.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Professional

    Salary Range26k - 48k$36k$35,849

    Technology

    Salary Range29k - 39k$34k$34,121

    Pharmaceutical

    Salary Range30k - 36k$33k$32,923

    Finance

    Salary Range28k - 36k$32k$32,418

    Health Care

    Salary Range29k - 35k$32k$32,023

    Government

    Salary Range27k - 34k$31k$31,118

    Education

    Salary Range27k - 32k$30k$29,928
    $26k
    $48k

    How Experience Affects Records Specialist Salaries

    The salary for a records specialist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    Florida Department of Transportation
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Records Specialist
    Records Specialist
    Records Specialist
    Delray Beach, FL
    Delray Beach, FL
    11/26/2020
    11/26/2020
    $29,296
    $29,296
    11/26/2020
    Records Specialist
    Records Specialist
    Delray Beach, FL
    Delray Beach, FL
    11/26/2020
    11/26/2020
    $29,296
    $29,296
    11/26/2020
    Kirkwood Community College
    Kirkwood Community College
    Record Specialist
    Record Specialist
    Record Specialist
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    11/25/2020
    11/25/2020
    $25,628
    $25,628
    11/25/2020
    Police Senior Records Specialist I
    Police Senior Records Specialist I
    Enon, VA
    Enon, VA
    11/23/2020
    11/23/2020
    $33,225
    $33,225
    11/23/2020
    City of Woodland, Ca
    City of Woodland, Ca
    Police Records Specialist (20058585)
    Police Records Specialist (20058585)
    Police Records Specialist (20058585)
    Woodland, CA
    Woodland, CA
    11/18/2020
    11/18/2020
    $42,588
    $42,588
    11/18/2020
    Idaho Division of Human Resources
    Idaho Division of Human Resources
    Technical Records Specialist 1
    Technical Records Specialist 1
    Technical Records Specialist 1
    Boise, ID
    Boise, ID
    11/18/2020
    11/18/2020
    $27,465
    $27,465
    11/18/2020
    Records Center Specialist/Records Clerk
    Records Center Specialist/Records Clerk
    Sacramento, CA
    Sacramento, CA
    11/17/2020
    11/17/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    11/17/2020
    Senior Recording Specialist (Open & Promotional)
    Senior Recording Specialist (Open & Promotional)
    Spokane, WA
    Spokane, WA
    11/17/2020
    11/17/2020
    $42,603
    $42,603
    11/17/2020
    Recording Specialist
    Recording Specialist
    Saint George, UT
    Saint George, UT
    11/14/2020
    11/14/2020
    $30,408
    $30,408
    11/14/2020
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    Records Specialist 1 (SCI Huntingdon)
    Records Specialist 1 (SCI Huntingdon)
    Records Specialist 1 (SCI Huntingdon)
    Huntingdon, PA
    Huntingdon, PA
    11/11/2020
    11/11/2020
    $35,364
    $35,364
    11/11/2020