Medical Records and Health Information Technician Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of medical records and health information technicians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare medical records and health information technician salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,010
25th Percentile Wage
$33,370
50th Percentile Wage
$42,420
75th Percentile Wage
$55,990
90th Percentile Wage
$71,360

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for medical records and health information technicians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) medical records and health information technicians is $71,360. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid medical records and health information technicians is $27,010.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of medical records and health information technicians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$42,420
1.93% 9.83%
2016
$41,600
1.95% -
2015
$40,790
3.38% -
2014
$39,410
3.40% -
2013
$38,070
-0.47% -
2012
$38,250
- -

Compare Medical Records and Health Information Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of medical records and health information technicians in eight industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for medical records and health information technician occupations is the other professional, scientific, and technical services industry with an annual salary $55,610. The lowest paying industry is the legal services industry (annual salary $35,840). For detailed medical records and health information technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$55,610
Scientific Research and Development Services
$48,290
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$48,250
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$45,930
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$42,420
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$42,260
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$41,820
Legal Services
$35,840

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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