The larger portion of Health Information Technicians in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $14.36 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Health Information Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While slightly more than a fifth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and a strong majority have dental, as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$23,757 - $51,168
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MEDIAN: $35,263
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$10.89 - $18.40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,757 - $51,168  
   
Bonus
$800  
Total Pay (?
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$23,076 - $42,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.89 - $18.40  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $25.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$800  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,076 - $42,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 135

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Job Description for Health Information Technician

Health information technicians typically aid health care professionals by collecting and organizing data from patients or medical offices, providing effective analysis as needed. These technicians' main tasks include checking and updating patients' medical histories to make sure they are current and correct, which helps health care professionals deliver the best possible patient care and correct any potential mistakes. In most cases, health information technicians work in doctors' offices, hospitals, and other medical facilities; however, some also work in insurance offices and some government agencies. It is common that as technicians gain more experience, they become specialized in a specific area of medicine.

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Health Information Technician Tasks

  • Release information to persons and agencies according to regulations.
  • Process and forward patient and physician record requests; utilizes paper and electronic systems.
  • Organize and file all patients' medical records including charts and reports in order to compile documentation of conditions and treatments.
  • Assist with departmental audits and research.

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Popular Skills for Health Information Technician


Health Information Technicians usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in HIPAA Compliance, Medical Coding, Electronic Medical Records, and Medical Terminology are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Medical Records and Medical Terminology. It is often found that people who know Electronic Medical Records are also skilled in HIPAA Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Health Information Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $31K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $30K. Health Information Technicians see a median salary of $34K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $31K.

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Key Stats for Health Information Technician

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
044
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Health Information Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Health Information Technician Salaries

HIPAA Compliance
up arrow 7%

Medical Coding
up arrow 3%


National Average
$31,000

Medical Terminology
up arrow 6%

Medical Records
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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