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 cities 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,800
25th Percentile Wage
$33,930
50th Percentile Wage
$41,320
75th Percentile Wage
$52,410
90th Percentile Wage
$63,730

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 $63,730. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,800.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.85
25th Percentile Wage
$16.30
50th Percentile Wage
$19.87
75th Percentile Wage
$25.20
90th Percentile Wage
$30.64

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for medical records and health information technicians in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $30.64. The median hourly salary is $19.87. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.85.

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
201641,3201.89%11.01%
201540,5404.42%-
201438,7502.53%-
201337,7702.65%-
201236,770--

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 $34,380 to $45,540. The highest paying area for medical records and health information technicians in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $45,540. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro (mean annual salary $45,410). The lowest paying area is Olympia with a median annual salary of $34,380.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$45,540
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$45,410
Longview
$44,900
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$44,380
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$42,580
Bremerton-Silverdale
$42,370
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$42,170
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$41,460
Tacoma
$40,300
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$38,400
Yakima
$38,060
Spokane
$36,770
Bellingham
$35,880
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$35,630
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$35,310
Lewiston
$34,560
Olympia
$34,380



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