Medical Records and Health Information Technician Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for medical records and health information technicians in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of medical records and health information technicians amongst California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Medical Records and Health Information Technicians in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,060
25th Percentile Wage
$33,520
50th Percentile Wage
$43,860
75th Percentile Wage
$59,490
90th Percentile Wage
$77,560

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for medical records and health information technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,560. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,060.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.01
25th Percentile Wage
$16.11
50th Percentile Wage
$21.09
75th Percentile Wage
$28.60
90th Percentile Wage
$37.29

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for medical records and health information technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $37.29. The median hourly salary is $21.09. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.01.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of medical records and health information technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201643,8600.07%12.04%
201543,8305.54%-
201441,4002.63%-
201340,3104.29%-
201238,580--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Medical Records and Health Information Technicians in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of medical records and health information technicians in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of medical records and health information technicians in state of California ranges from $31,220 to $56,550. The highest paying area for medical records and health information technicians in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $56,550. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Redding (mean annual salary $53,070). The lowest paying area is El Centro with a median annual salary of $31,220.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$56,550
Redding
$53,070
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$51,410
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$50,660
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$49,840
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$48,910
Vallejo-Fairfield
$48,540
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$48,100
Salinas
$48,100
Hanford-Corcoran
$46,910
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$46,670
Napa
$46,360
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$44,450
Bakersfield-Delano
$44,340
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$44,190
Stockton
$42,720
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$42,620
Merced
$41,320
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$41,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$40,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$40,090
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$39,820
Madera-Chowchilla
$39,140
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$38,720
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$38,110
Modesto
$37,930
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$37,890
Visalia-Porterville
$37,050
Chico
$35,390
Fresno
$34,710
Yuba City
$34,320
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$33,240
El Centro
$31,220



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