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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of medical records and health information technicians from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
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|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|New York|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|South Carolina|| |
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|West Virginia|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |