$35,749
Avg. Salary
$14.59
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$514

Bonus

$250

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Medical Records / Health Information Technician is $14.59 per hour.

The average pay for a Medical Records / Health Information Technician is $35,749 per year.

$11.27
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$14.59
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$19.22
90%
MEDIAN $14.59
$25k
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$36k
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$51k
90%
MEDIAN $35,749
$25,145 - $50,816
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MEDIAN: $35,749
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$11.27 - $19.22
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$0$50K
Salary $25,145 - $50,816
Bonus $75.00 - $3,250
Profit Sharing $0.71 - $3,020
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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$23,780 - $42,779
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 297
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $11.27 - $19.22
Hourly Tips $0.01
Overtime $15.36 - $29.78
Annual Data $0$42K
Bonus $75.00 - $3,250
Profit Sharing $0.71 - $3,020
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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$23,780 - $42,779
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,662

Job Description for Medical Records / Health Information Technician

A medical records/health information technician works in a hybrid job that comprises both office records administration and information technology (IT) duties. They typically work in a medical office, clinic, or hospital environment. The primary duty of this position is to maintain patient records and ensure that new information is inputted into systems as required by the caregiver and in compliance with organizational procedures; coding all procedures and details of patient examinations must adhere to the standards required by insurance companies and Medicare. The other record-keeping aspect of this position is the ability to quickly provide records and documentation to professionals providing client care at the clinic or hospital.

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Common Career Paths for Medical Records / Health Information Technician


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Though it's uncommon, some Health Information Technicians move into roles as Health Information Management Directors, where pay is an average $65K per year. Typical career progression for a Health Information Technician involves becoming a Medical Records Coder or a Registered Health Information Technician, roles that pay $2K more and $2K more on average.

Medical Records / Health Information Technician Job Listings

Popular Skills for Medical Records / Health Information Technician


Survey results show that Health Information Technicians use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 Coding, Medical Coding, Medical Terminology, and Typing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include HIPAA Compliance. Those proficient in Electronic Medical Records are, more often than not, also skilled in Typing and Medical Coding.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Records / Health Information Technician

Pay by Experience for a Medical Records / Health Information Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Records / Health Information Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 578 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Records / Health Information Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 281 salaries. An experienced Medical Records / Health Information Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 249 salaries. A Medical Records / Health Information Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 86 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,062

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Health Information Technicians, New York offers exceptional salaries, 45 percent above the national average. Health Information Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+26 percent), Seattle (+19 percent), Washington (+18 percent), and San Diego (+16 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Louisville, 16 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Baltimore and Omaha (12 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Medical Records / Health Information Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Medical Records / Health Information Technician?

Medical Records / Health Information Technician in Baltimore:
"I like working here."
Pros: convience
Cons: nothing

Medical Records / Health Information Technician in St. Paul:
"Good."
Pros: It's not far from where I leave.
Cons: When things are not done.

Medical Records / Health Information Technician in Barron:
"Inside Medical Coding."
Find out pay scales, vacation, holiday pay, before accepting a job.

Medical Records / Health Information Technician in Bradenton:
"Corporate culture/low pay."
Pros: I like the flexibility and my director who is easy to work for. I enjoy patients coming in wanting records and helping them.
Cons: The pay is low and there is no room for advancement. I was given a new title from clerk to specialist and they did not raise my pay.

Medical Records / Health Information Technician in Phoenix:
Learn all about EMR systems.

Medical Records / Health Information Technician in Houghton Lake:
"Tough job."
Be prepared to have a job that can be monotones, but challenging. You must have had some medical terminology courses and should be a good typist and speller of medical terms. Be aware that the pay is not that good and you are the lowest of the low in the medical office and you will be expected to run for others all day and be treated like you are dumb, even Pugh you are not.

Medical Records / Health Information Technician in Stuart:
"It's All In The Details."
Must be detail oriented, multi-tasker. I know it sounds cliche. Bottom line "if it isn't documented, it didn't happen". Must be always willing to learn new P&P, HIPPA law and compliance with Standards and Practices. Degree? While a degree looks good on paper, if you don't keep up with current practices, you're degree is worth nothing. I have always been a BIG believer in, having been one myself, of the OJT (on the job) employee. Learn daily, take constructive criticism, vow always to improve oneself. If this is a job for you, remember it's all about the details!

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Key Stats for Medical Records / Health Information Technician

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 309 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Medical Records / Health Information Technician Salaries

▲3%

▲3%

National Average
$31,000

▼2%

▼4%

Skills That Affect Medical Records / Health Information Technician Salaries

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
▲4%



▼0%

National Average
$31,000


Data Entry
▼1%

Medical Records
▼2%

HIPAA Compliance
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 309 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 19%