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Entry-Level Medical Records / Health Information Technician Salary (United States)

The average rate for an Entry-Level Medical Records / Health Information Technician is $12.31 per hour. A skill in Medical Coding is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level Medical Records / Health Information Technician Salary (?
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$23,497 - $51,595
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MEDIAN: $32,358
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Entry-Level Medical Records / Health Information Technician Salary (?
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$9.80 - $16.84
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,497 - $51,595  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,184  
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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$20,673 - $40,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 135
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.80 - $16.84  
   
Overtime
$6.30 - $25.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,184  
   
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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$20,673 - $40,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 573
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New York
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Dallas
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Minneapolis
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Chicago
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National Average
$27,000
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Medical Records / Health Information Technician Advice

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Medical Records / Health Information Technician in Stuart:
"It's All In The Details."
Must be detail oriented, multi-tasker. I know it sounds cliche. Bottom line "if it isn't documented, it didn't happen". Must be always willing to learn new P&P, HIPPA law and compliance with Standards and Practices. Degree? While a degree looks good on paper, if you don't keep up with current practices, you're degree is worth nothing. I have always been a BIG believer in, having been one myself, of the OJT (on the job) employee. Learn daily, take constructive criticism, vow always to improve oneself. If this is a job for you, remember it's all about the details!
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Medical Records / Health Information Technician Salaries

Medical Coding
up arrow 10%
Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 5%
Typing
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National Average
$27,000
Medical Records
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Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
86%
female alumni
 
Male
14%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 20%