Medical Records / Health Information Technician Salary

The average wage for a Medical Records / Health Information Technician is $14.31 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 between less experienced and more experienced workers.
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$24,787 - $50,401
$25K
$36K
$50K
MEDIAN: $35,716
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$11.12 - $19.07
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MEDIAN: $14.34
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,787 - $50,401  
   
Bonus
$1.14 - $3,448  
Profit Sharing
$525  
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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$23,367 - $43,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 155
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.12 - $19.07  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.01  
Overtime
$12.26 - $29.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$1.14 - $3,448  
   
Profit Sharing
$525  
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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$23,367 - $43,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 927

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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

  • Release information to persons and agencies according to regulations.
  • Process and forward patient and physician record requests; utilizes paper and electronic systems.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Records / Health Information Technician

Pay by Experience for a Medical Records / Health Information Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Records / Health Information Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 578 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Records / Health Information Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 281 salaries. An experienced Medical Records / Health Information Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 249 salaries. A Medical Records / Health Information Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 86 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,594

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Medical Records / Health Information Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Medical Records / Health Information Technician?

Medical Records / Health Information Technician in Bradenton:
"Corporate culture/low pay."
Pros: I like the flexibility and my director who is easy to work for. I enjoy patients coming in wanting records and helping them.
Cons: The pay is low and there is no room for advancement. I was given a new title from clerk to specialist and they did not raise my pay.

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Key Stats for Medical Records / Health Information Technician

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 143 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Medical Records / Health Information Technician Salaries

▲5%

▲4%

National Average
$31,000

▼1%

▼3%

Skills That Affect Medical Records / Health Information Technician Salaries

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
▲5%



▲1%


Medical Records
▼0%

Data Entry
▼0%

National Average
$31,000

HIPAA Compliance
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 16%
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