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

An Entry-Level Medical Records / Health Information Technician earns an average wage of $12.32 per hour.
Entry-Level Medical Records / Health Information Technician Total Pay (?
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$23,580 - $51,450
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $32,575
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Entry-Level Medical Records / Health Information Technician Total Pay (?
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$9.75 - $16.83
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,580 - $51,450  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,041  
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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$20,587 - $40,065  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 711
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.75 - $16.83  
   
Overtime
$6.39 - $25.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,041  
   
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).
)
$20,587 - $40,065  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 711
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Pay Difference By Location

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

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
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!

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Medical Records / Health Information Technician Salaries

Medical Coding
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Data Entry
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Typing
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National Average
$27,000
Medical Records
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 85 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%
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