Records Technician Salary
Median pay for Records Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $14.01 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $11.09 per hour, and the top verges on $19.84. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. Most Records Technicians survey respondents are women (70 percent). The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
|Salary||$24,080 - $49,905|
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|$23,568 - $45,600|
|Hourly Rate||$11.09 - $19.84|
|Total Pay (||$23,568 - $45,600|
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.Read More...
Those in this position typically work on their own within an administrative/office setting, but may also work on teams. Education requirements are not strict, as many organizations simply prefer those with a high school diploma (or equivalent) and experience with computers and general office systems. Proficiency with relevant data entry programs may also be required.
Records technicians may have a variety of responsibilities, including: following office protocol regarding filing systems; accurately maintaining all files; coordinating between computerized records and hard copies of records; conducting research; creating new files and maintaining archived files; making photocopies of documents; shredding confidential information; monitoring all filing activity; responding to staff inquiries regarding files; working cooperatively with office staff; maintaining an organized environment; maintaining up-to-date computer skills; ensuring accuracy of files; analyzing electronic data; maintaining confidentiality; and preparing various forms and reports. Finally, applicants for this position should be neat, accurate, and highly organized, and pay strong attention to detail.
Records Technician Tasks
- Enter reports, court paper services, NCIC entries, and distributs to appropriate agencies.
- Maintain files and logs.
- Mail offense reports to insurance companies.
- Run background checks.
Pay by Experience Level for Records Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
The average inexperienced worker earns $30K. It's worth noting that someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a smaller median salary of $30K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $36K in this role. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $40K on average.
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