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Highest Paying Industries for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

The top 100 highest paying industries for medical records and health information technicians (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $55,270, legal services is the highest paying industry for medical records and health information technicians. It is followed by educational services - local government owned industry (average annual salary $51,730). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of medical records and health information technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Legal Services
$55,270
n/a
2 Educational Services - Local government owned
$51,730
150
3 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$47,790
40
4 Chemical Manufacturing
$47,790
40
5 Federal government, including USPS
$47,010
5,280
6 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$47,010
5,280
7 Manufacturing
$45,580
40
8 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$44,520
150
9 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$44,520
150
10 Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$44,210
260
11 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$43,480
8,720
12 Federal, State, and Local Government
$43,480
8,720
13 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$43,450
3,690
14 Other Insurance Related Activities
$42,980
790
15 Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
$42,950
800
16 Finance and Insurance
$42,520
2,090
17 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$42,460
690
18 Educational Services - Privately owned
$42,320
740
19 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$42,270
2,050
20 Insurance Carriers
$41,970
1,250
21 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$41,840
1,170
22 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$41,640
470
23 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$41,600
2,560
24 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$41,470
510
25 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$41,440
470
26 Hospitals - State government owned
$41,400
3,450
27 Scientific Research and Development Services
$41,090
560
28 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$40,940
2,310
29 Educational Services
$40,670
2,410
30 Wholesale Trade
$40,560
560
31 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$40,260
23,230
32 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$40,150
300
33 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$40,070
5,290
34 State government, including schools and hospitals
$39,510
6,860
35 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$39,410
8,990
36 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$39,180
630
37 Educational Services - State government owned
$39,030
1,520
38 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$39,000
1,520
39 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$38,390
54,950
40 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$38,260
66,860
41 Hospitals - Privately owned
$38,140
58,730
42 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$38,090
71,560
43 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$37,360
40
44 Offices of Dentists
$37,160
670
45 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$37,060
3,810
46 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$36,850
430
47 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$36,460
11,090
48 Hospitals - Local government owned
$36,430
9,380
49 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$36,420
9,340
50 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$36,130
2,760
51 Health and Personal Care Stores
$35,920
490
52 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$35,750
1,560
53 Retail Trade
$35,630
530
54 Temporary Help Services
$35,340
2,120
55 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$35,330
1,880
56 Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$35,260
12,690
57 Employment Services
$35,090
2,520
58 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$35,080
2,490
59 Health Care and Social Assistance
$35,050
144,400
60 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$35,030
1,940
61 Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$34,940
330
62 Office Administrative Services
$34,830
4,980
63 Administrative and Support Services
$34,760
10,970
64 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$34,760
10,970
65 All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$34,750
1,050
66 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$34,710
15,740
67 Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$34,130
1,130
68 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$33,950
50
69 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$33,770
n/a
70 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$33,540
1,290
71 Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$33,490
1,920
72 Business Support Services
$33,450
n/a
73 Outpatient Care Centers
$33,380
7,160
74 Nonstore Retailers
$32,740
40
75 Home Health Care Services
$32,560
5,190
76 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$32,240
1,460
77 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$32,240
90
78 Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$32,170
170
79 Facilities Support Services
$32,080
200
80 Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$31,960
630
81 Individual and Family Services
$31,810
750
82 Social Assistance
$31,710
830
83 Information
$31,640
480
84 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$31,590
56,270
85 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$31,520
n/a
86 Rental and Leasing Services
$31,450
70
87 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$31,450
70
88 Offices of Physicians
$31,060
39,090
89 Consumer Goods Rental
$31,040
70
90 Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$30,940
130
91 Offices of Optometrists
$30,640
250
92 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$30,450
1,570
93 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$30,420
640
94 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$30,420
960
95 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$30,410
310
96 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$30,300
30
97 Other Residential Care Facilities
$29,490
180
98 Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$29,080
1,470
99 Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$29,050
500
100 Offices of Chiropractors
$28,630
50
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