Medical Records / Health Information Technician Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Medical Records / Health Information Technician is $12.91 per hour. A skill in Data Analysis is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Medical Records / Health Information Technician Total Pay (?
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$23,316 - $50,156
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MEDIAN: $32,743
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Medical Records / Health Information Technician Total Pay (?
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$9.98 - $17.44
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,316 - $50,156  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,018  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $3,500  
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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$21,026 - $40,351  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,219
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $17.44  
   
Overtime
$6.97 - $25.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,018  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $3,500  
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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$21,026 - $40,351  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,219
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Job Description for Medical Records / Health Information Technician

A medical records/health information technician works in a hybrid job that comprises both office records administration and information technology (IT) duties. They typically work in a medical office, clinic, or hospital environment. The primary duty of this position is to maintain patient records and ensure that new information is inputted into systems as required by the caregiver and in compliance with organizational procedures; coding all procedures and details of patient examinations must adhere to the standards required by insurance companies and Medicare. The other record-keeping aspect of this position is the ability to quickly provide records and documentation to professionals providing client care at the clinic or hospital.
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Medical Records / Health Information Technician Tasks
  • 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.
  • Release information to persons and agencies according to regulations.
  • Process and forward patient and physician record requests; utilizes paper and electronic systems.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Records / Health Information Technician

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

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Los Angeles
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Las Vegas
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Seattle
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Fort Worth
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Dallas
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Atlanta
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San Antonio
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National Average
$28,000
Houston
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Orlando
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Pittsburgh
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Phoenix
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Louisville
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Charlotte
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Experience Affects Medical Records / Health Information Technician Salaries

National Average
$28,000

Skills That Affect Medical Records / Health Information Technician Salaries

Data Analysis
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Data Entry
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Typing
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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National Average
$28,000
Medical Records
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Gender

Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

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