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Medical Records and Health Information Technician Salary Information

The salary statistics of medical records and health information technicians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of medical records and health information technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The medical records and health information technicians annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Medical Records and Health Information Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,810
25th Percentile Wage
$30,990
50th Percentile Wage
$39,180
75th Percentile Wage
$51,350
90th Percentile Wage
$64,610

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for medical records and health information technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) medical records and health information technicians is $64,610. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,810. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 150% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$39,180
2.91% 12.81%
2016
$38,040
2.44% -
2015
$37,110
3.26% -
2014
$35,900
2.59% -
2013
$34,970
2.32% -
2012
$34,160
- -

Table 2. Medical Records and Health Information Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of medical records and health information technicians in 14 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for medical records and health information technicians occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $46,810. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $33,900).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$46,810
Federal, State, and Local Government
$46,110
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$45,930
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$45,720
Educational Services
$43,490
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$42,420
Transportation and Warehousing
$41,760
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$40,590
Wholesale Trade
$38,630
Health Care and Social Assistance
$38,060
Manufacturing
$36,630
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$34,870
Information
$33,940
Retail Trade
$33,900

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Medical Records and Health Information Technicians by States

From the above tables we note that not only medical records and health information technicians salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of medical records and health information technicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,160 to $57,440. The highest paying state for medical records and health information technicians is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $57,440. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,160. For more salary information of medical records and health information technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New Jersey
$57,440
Minnesota
$46,850
Colorado
$46,800
District of Columbia
$46,430
Maryland
$46,250
Massachusetts
$45,920
Connecticut
$45,720
Oregon
$45,350
California
$45,060
Alaska
$44,480
Hawaii
$44,000
New York
$43,750
Delaware
$43,160
Rhode Island
$43,130
North Dakota
$42,940
Washington
$42,810
Nevada
$41,310
Wisconsin
$40,060
Missouri
$39,810
Illinois
$39,570
Vermont
$38,800
Indiana
$38,760
Wyoming
$38,700
Tennessee
$38,610
Utah
$37,900
Texas
$37,880
Nebraska
$37,860
New Hampshire
$37,630
Ohio
$37,630
Georgia
$37,550
Florida
$37,380
Iowa
$37,380
Virginia
$37,290
South Dakota
$37,180
Michigan
$36,970
Maine
$36,820
Idaho
$36,790
Pennsylvania
$36,730
Arizona
$36,690
Kansas
$36,490
South Carolina
$36,400
Montana
$35,630
Kentucky
$35,250
North Carolina
$35,180
West Virginia
$35,100
New Mexico
$33,830
Louisiana
$33,440
Oklahoma
$32,550
Alabama
$32,050
Arkansas
$31,930
Mississippi
$30,710
Guam
$28,790
Puerto Rico
$19,160



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