Medical Records and Health Information Technician Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for medical records and health information technicians in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of medical records and health information technicians among Washington areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Medical Records and Health Information Technicians in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,740
25th Percentile Wage
$35,220
50th Percentile Wage
$42,810
75th Percentile Wage
$53,460
90th Percentile Wage
$63,480

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for medical records and health information technicians in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,480. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,740.

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
$42,810
3.48% 14.11%
2016
$41,320
1.89% -
2015
$40,540
4.42% -
2014
$38,750
2.53% -
2013
$37,770
2.65% -
2012
$36,770
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Medical Records and Health Information Technicians in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of medical records and health information technicians in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of medical records and health information technicians in state of Washington ranges from $35,100 to $47,700. The highest paying area for medical records and health information technicians in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $47,700. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Longview (mean annual salary $47,500). The lowest paying area is Lewiston with a median annual salary of $35,100.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$47,700
Longview
$47,500
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$46,360
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$45,380
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$42,460
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$42,010
Bremerton-Silverdale
$41,380
Tacoma
$41,370
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$41,170
Bellingham
$40,420
Olympia
$38,590
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$38,520
Spokane
$38,320
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$38,110
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$38,000
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$37,870
Yakima
$37,120
Lewiston
$35,100




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