Records Technician Salary

For Records Technicians, hourly average wages total $14.58 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $10.71 per hour and $20.44. Women make up the majority of Records Technicians (67 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Work is enjoyable for Records Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$24,295 - $48,460
(Median)
$24K
$33K
$48K
MEDIAN: $32,867
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$10.71 - $20.44
(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 - $1,133  
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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$22,878 - $44,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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 - $1,133  
   
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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$22,878 - $44,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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 many Records Technicians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $29K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $31K. Records Technicians bring in $33K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 6%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 13%
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