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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,670
25th Percentile Wage
$33,980
50th Percentile Wage
$45,060
75th Percentile Wage
$61,920
90th Percentile Wage
$80,390

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 $80,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,670.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of medical records and health information technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$45,060
2.66% 14.38%
2016
$43,860
0.07% -
2015
$43,830
5.54% -
2014
$41,400
2.63% -
2013
$40,310
4.29% -
2012
$38,580
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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 $34,590 to $61,640. 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 $61,640. The second highest paying city/area in California State is North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $56,020). The lowest paying area is North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,590.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$61,640
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$56,020
Salinas
$54,180
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$52,000
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$51,700
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$51,300
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$49,450
Yuba City
$49,440
Madera-Chowchilla
$48,350
Vallejo-Fairfield
$48,340
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$48,220
Redding
$48,100
Stockton
$47,350
Hanford-Corcoran
$46,910
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$46,570
Napa
$45,820
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$44,930
Merced
$44,030
El Centro
$43,180
Bakersfield-Delano
$42,990
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$40,950
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$40,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$40,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$40,090
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$40,020
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$39,820
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$39,590
Modesto
$39,420
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$38,110
Visalia-Porterville
$38,060
Fresno
$36,160
Chico
$35,090
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$34,760
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$34,590




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