Medical Records and Health Information Technician Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of medical records and health information technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare medical records and health information technician salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,420
25th Percentile Wage
$30,260
50th Percentile Wage
$38,060
75th Percentile Wage
$49,790
90th Percentile Wage
$63,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for medical records and health information technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $63,460. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid medical records and health information technicians is $25,420.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$38,060
2.76% 13.24%
2016
$37,010
2.40% -
2015
$36,120
2.96% -
2014
$35,050
2.91% -
2013
$34,030
2.97% -
2012
$33,020
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Compare Medical Records and Health Information Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of medical records and health information technicians in 41 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 specialty hospitals - state government owned industry with an annual salary $47,700. The lowest paying industry is the offices of optometrists industry (annual salary $29,350). For detailed medical records and health information technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$47,700
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$47,590
Hospitals - State government owned
$45,440
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$44,000
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$42,980
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$42,270
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$42,200
Hospitals - Privately owned
$42,140
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$42,090
Hospitals - Local government owned
$40,120
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$40,120
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$38,010
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$37,800
Offices of Dentists
$37,610
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$37,000
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$36,650
Outpatient Care Centers
$36,650
Home Health Care Services
$36,570
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$36,500
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$36,400
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$36,280
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$36,160
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$35,760
Social Assistance
$35,600
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$35,290
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$35,210
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$35,100
Individual and Family Services
$35,040
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$34,970
Other Residential Care Facilities
$34,900
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$34,630
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$34,510
Offices of Physicians
$34,250
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$34,230
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$34,140
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$34,110
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$33,590
Offices of Chiropractors
$33,020
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$32,050
Ambulance Services
$31,160
Offices of Optometrists
$29,350

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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