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
$24,550
25th Percentile Wage
$29,310
50th Percentile Wage
$37,010
75th Percentile Wage
$48,480
90th Percentile Wage
$62,050

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 $62,050. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid medical records and health information technicians is $24,550.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart 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 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201637,0102.40%10.78%
201536,1202.96%-
201435,0502.91%-
201334,0302.97%-
201233,020--

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 $46,780. The lowest paying industry is the ambulance services industry (annual salary $27,880). 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
$46,780
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$45,430
Hospitals - State government owned
$44,240
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$41,940
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$40,880
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$40,800
Hospitals - Privately owned
$40,720
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$40,590
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$40,510
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$39,970
Offices of Dentists
$39,370
Hospitals - Local government owned
$37,990
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$37,980
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$36,860
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$36,400
Individual and Family Services
$36,030
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$35,910
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$35,830
Social Assistance
$35,590
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$35,570
Outpatient Care Centers
$35,560
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$35,480
Home Health Care Services
$35,380
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$35,380
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$35,200
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$35,100
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$34,970
Other Residential Care Facilities
$34,420
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$33,870
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$33,840
Offices of Chiropractors
$33,580
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$33,510
Offices of Physicians
$33,030
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$32,840
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$32,550
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$32,500
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$32,300
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$31,450
Offices of Optometrists
$29,610
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$29,550
Ambulance Services
$27,880

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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