Records Technician Salary

Records Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $14.58 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $10.68 per hour, and the top verges on $20.17. Female Records Technicians survey participants are more prevalent than men — 66 percent of professionals. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,295 - $48,460
(Median)
$24K
$33K
$48K
MEDIAN: $33,349
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$10.68 - $20.17
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,295 - $48,460  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,226  
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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$22,844 - $44,821  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.68 - $20.17  
   
Overtime
$3.00 - $29.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,226  
   
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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$22,844 - $44,821  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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Job Description for Records Technician

Records technicians are generally responsible for maintaining accurate confidential records – both computerized and hard copies. They are typically employed in the health care/medical field, though they do work in a wide range of fields. The position may be part-time or full-time and is generally within traditional business hours.

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Records Technician Tasks

  • Mail offense reports to insurance companies.
  • Run background checks.
  • Enter reports, court paper services, NCIC entries, and distributs to appropriate agencies.
  • Maintain files and logs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Records Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Records Technicians with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $29K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $31K. Records Technicians see a median salary of $32K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $37K.

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Experience Affects Records Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 12%
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