Health Information Technician Salary

Women comprise the majority of Health Information Technicians in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $14.44 per hour on average. A strong majority receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$24,278 - $53,327
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MEDIAN: $34,664
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$10.75 - $19.07
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$0$53K
Salary $24,278 - $53,327
Bonus $429.50
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$22,940 - $42,712
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 23
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $10.75 - $19.07
Overtime $23.36
Annual Data $0$42K
Bonus $429.50
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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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$22,940 - $42,712
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 102

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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 report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in HIPAA Compliance, Electronic Medical Records, Medical Coding, and Medical Terminology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Medical Records and Medical Terminology. Those proficient in Electronic Medical Records are, more often than not, also skilled in 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
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Health Information Technician Salaries

Experienced
▲6%

Late-Career
▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

▼2%

Skills That Affect Health Information Technician Salaries

HIPAA Compliance
▲8%


Medical Coding
▲2%

National Average
$31,000

Medical Terminology
▼6%

Medical Records
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 17%
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