Health Information Technician Salary

Women account for the majority of Health Information Technicians in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $14.23 per hour. While some workers in this profession — just under one in four — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and a fair number have dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Health Information Technicians. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,829 - $51,355
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$36K
$51K
MEDIAN: $35,518
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$10.74 - $17.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,829 - $51,355  
   
Bonus
$650  
Total Pay (?
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$22,674 - $42,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.74 - $17.88  
   
Overtime
$23.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$650  
   
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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$22,674 - $42,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 117

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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


Survey results show that Health Information Technicians use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in HIPAA Compliance, Electronic Medical Records, Medical Coding, 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. For most people, competency in Electronic Medical Records indicates knowledge of HIPAA Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Health Information Technician

Pay by Experience for a Health Information Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Health Information Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 100 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Health Information Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Health Information Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 26 salaries. A Health Information Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 8 salaries.

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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 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Health Information Technician Salaries

Experienced
▲7%

Late-Career
▲1%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$30,000

▼1%

Skills That Affect Health Information Technician Salaries

HIPAA Compliance
▲9%


Medical Coding
▲3%

National Average
$30,000

Medical Terminology
▼6%

Medical Records
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 22%