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Medical Records / Health Information Technician Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Medical Records / Health Information Technician is $13.01 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Medical Records / Health Information Technician Salary (?
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$23,840 - $53,031
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $33,663
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Medical Records / Health Information Technician Salary (?
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$10.07 - $17.91
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,840 - $53,031  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,009  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $1,965  
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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$21,260 - $41,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 205
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $17.91  
   
Overtime
$6.02 - $26.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,009  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $1,965  
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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$21,260 - $41,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 983
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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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Seattle
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Las Vegas
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Minneapolis
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Atlanta
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Dallas
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Houston
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San Antonio
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San Diego
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National Average
$28,000
Phoenix
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Charlotte
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Orlando
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Louisville
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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

Typing
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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National Average
$28,000
Data Entry
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Medical Records
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 19%