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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,070
25th Percentile Wage
$29,940
50th Percentile Wage
$38,040
75th Percentile Wage
$49,770
90th Percentile Wage
$62,840

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 $62,840. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,070. Notice 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 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of medical records and health information technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201638,0402.44%10.20%
201537,1103.26%-
201435,9002.59%-
201334,9702.32%-
201234,160--

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 $46,610. The lowest paying sector is the information sector (annual salary $31,240).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$46,610
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$45,800
Federal, State, and Local Government
$44,700
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$43,910
Educational Services
$42,970
Transportation and Warehousing
$41,760
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$41,600
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$38,540
Wholesale Trade
$37,900
Health Care and Social Assistance
$37,010
Manufacturing
$36,400
Retail Trade
$32,620
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$31,710
Information
$31,240

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 $18,930 to $58,070. The highest paying state for medical records and health information technicians is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $58,070. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,930. 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
$58,070
District of Columbia
$48,740
Colorado
$46,990
Maryland
$46,850
Minnesota
$45,330
Massachusetts
$45,000
Connecticut
$44,640
Hawaii
$44,480
Alaska
$44,330
California
$43,860
Oregon
$43,770
New York
$43,090
Nevada
$42,240
North Dakota
$41,900
Washington
$41,320
Missouri
$39,360
Rhode Island
$38,590
Wisconsin
$38,400
Vermont
$38,280
Illinois
$38,230
New Hampshire
$38,030
Wyoming
$37,820
Florida
$37,500
Delaware
$37,270
Nebraska
$37,250
Iowa
$37,030
Utah
$36,720
Ohio
$36,630
Arizona
$36,380
Virginia
$36,110
Pennsylvania
$36,010
Indiana
$35,990
Texas
$35,920
South Dakota
$35,900
Maine
$35,840
Georgia
$35,780
Michigan
$35,780
Kentucky
$35,480
South Carolina
$35,010
Idaho
$34,870
Tennessee
$34,820
Kansas
$33,910
West Virginia
$33,520
North Carolina
$33,320
Montana
$32,800
New Mexico
$32,320
Louisiana
$31,640
Alabama
$31,500
Oklahoma
$31,450
Arkansas
$30,880
Mississippi
$29,120
Guam
$28,790
Puerto Rico
$18,930



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