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Entry-Level Medical Records / Health Information Technician Salary

The average rate for an Entry-Level Medical Records / Health Information Technician is $12.35 per hour. A skill in Medical Coding is associated with high pay for this job.
$23,614 - $51,757
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$24K
$32K
$52K
MEDIAN: $32,179
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$9.83 - $17.10
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,614 - $51,757  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,025  
Total Pay (?
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$20,757 - $39,964  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 133
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.83 - $17.10  
   
Overtime
$6.16 - $26.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,025  
   
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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$20,757 - $39,964  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 578
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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 Houghton Lake:
"Tough job."
Be prepared to have a job that can be monotones, but challenging. You must have had some medical terminology courses and should be a good typist and speller of medical terms. Be aware that the pay is not that good and you are the lowest of the low in the medical office and you will be expected to run for others all day and be treated like you are dumb, even Pugh you are not.

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

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 20%