The average wage for a Medical Records / Health Information Technician is $12.81 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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$23,123 - $49,170
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MEDIAN: $32,451
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Medical Records / Health Information Technician Total Pay (?
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$9.92 - $17.29
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,123 - $49,170  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,039  
Profit Sharing
$0.34 - $5,106  
Total Pay (?
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$20,912 - $40,094  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,270
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $17.29  
   
Overtime
$6.28 - $25.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,039  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.34 - $5,106  
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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$20,912 - $40,094  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,270
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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 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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Baltimore
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Albuquerque
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Minneapolis
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Phoenix
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Orlando
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National Average
$28,000
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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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Typing
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National Average
$28,000
Medical Records
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Data Entry
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Gender
Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
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: 76% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 20%
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