Records Technician Salary

Earnings for Records Technicians in the United States come in at around $14.52 per hour on average. Compensation ranges from $10.71 per hour on the lower end to $20.44 on the higher end. Female Records Technicians are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (67 percent) are women. Job satisfaction for Records Technicians is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$24,238 - $48,618

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$10.71 - $20.44

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,238 - $48,618  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,048  
Total Pay (?
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$22,844 - $44,831  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.71 - $20.44  
   
Overtime
$3.00 - $29.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,048  
   
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 - $44,831  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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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.


For Records Technicians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $29K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $31K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $32K in this role. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Records Technician with more than 20 years of experience can earn $37K on average.

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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 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 13%
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