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Medical Records / Health Information Technician Salary (United States)

Women account for the majority of Health Information Technicians in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $12.90 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Health Information Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Medical Records / Health Information Technician Salary (?
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$23,745 - $51,535
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MEDIAN: $33,386
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$10.04 - $17.61
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,745 - $51,535  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,019  
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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$21,185 - $40,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 205
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.04 - $17.61  
   
Overtime
$6.30 - $26.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,019  
   
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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$21,185 - $40,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 972
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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.

Common Career Paths for Medical Records / Health Information Technician

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At the upper end, Health Information Technicians who move into a Health Information Management Director role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The typical income for Health Information Management Directors is $66K per year. Typical career progression for a Health Information Technician involves becoming a Medical Records Coder or a Registered Health Information Technician, roles that pay $4K more and $4K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Medical Records / Health Information Technician

Health Information Technicians generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Medical Coding, Typing, Electronic Medical Records , and Medical Records are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Entry. Those familiar with Electronic Medical Records also tend to know Typing and Medical Coding.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Records / Health Information Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Health Information Technicians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $27K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $28K. Health Information Technicians bring in $30K after working for 10 to 20 years. After two decades in the workforce, the average Health Information Technician generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $32K. More than half of respondents report one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one-tenth.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$28,000
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For Health Information Technicians, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Seattle, and Dallas, where Health Information Technicians typically earn around 33 percent, 24 percent, 19 percent, and 14 percent more than usual. The lowest-paying market is Greenville, which sits 14 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Charlotte (10 percent lower) and Louisville (9 percent lower).

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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
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 173 votes.

Gender

Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
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%