Records Technician Salary

Records Technicians in the United States take home an average $14.43 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $10.67 per hour, and the top verges on $20.60. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Records Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,760 - $48,308
(Median)
$26K
$33K
$48K
MEDIAN: $32,915
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$10.67 - $20.60
(Median)
$11
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,760 - $48,308  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,093  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$23,166 - $44,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.67 - $20.60  
   
Overtime
$0.36 - $32.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,093  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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).
)
$23,166 - $44,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 105
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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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Survey takers who work as Records Technicians usually report a few specific skills. Records Management and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Records Technician

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $29K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $32K. Records Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $34K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $37K.

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Experience Affects Records Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Records Technician Salaries


National Average
$31,000

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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