Medical Records Clerk and Health Information Technician State Salary

Health Information Technician Salary

medical records clerk searches for medical records.  Medical records are becoming electronic as well as on paper. computer skills are required.  Average salaries are $34,000 per year.

medical records clerk searches for medical records.  Medical records are becoming electronic as well as on paper. computer skills are required.  Average salaries are $34,000 per year.

The average Medical Records Clerk Salary or Health Information Technicians Salary is calculated by the US Government Bureau of Labor Statistics from a variety of sources. Medical Records Clerk and Health Information Technicians work in a number of settings including hospitals, clinics and the insurance industry.

Medical Records Clerk Health Information Technicians salaries vary depending on the location and the setting. The assumption was made that the Medical Records Clerks reflected here were working an average of 40 hours per week with a total of 2080 hours per year.

Hourly

The median Medical Records Clerk Salary or Health Information Technician salary is $16.42 per hour. The lowest 10% earn $10.70 per hour and those in the upper 10% earn more than $27.02 per hour.

Annually

On an annual basis the median Medical Records Clerk Health Information Technician Salary is $34,160. The lowest 10% earn a salary of $22,250 per year while the upper 10% earn more than $56,200 per year. These salaries are calculated as an average.

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Median Hourly & Annual Data

Hourly Wage

$10.70

$12.94

$16.42

$21.33

$27.02

Annual Wage

$22,250

$26,920

$34,160

$44,360

$56,200

Percentile

10%

25%

50%

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90%

 

Lowest and Highest  

The lowest paid Medical Records Clerk Health Information Technicians earn less than $11.00 per hour. Presumably this is offset by costs of living and other factors. The lower pay levels are associated with rural areas and schools. The highest pay levels are found in major population areas where the highest wage is over $27.00 per hour. Demand and low supply seem to be a significant factor in fueling higher salaries.

Top 5 States

The top paying states to earn a Medical Records Clerk Salary or Health Information Technician Salary are New Jersey $55,130, District of Columbia $45,500, Hawaii $42,500, California $42,270, and Colorado $42,110.

Top 5 Metropolitan Areas

The best city or metropolitan areas to earn an Medical Records Clerk or Health Information Technicians Salary are Trenton-Ewing, NJ $58,010, Newark-Union NJ-PA $57,960, Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division $55,930, Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division $55,760, and Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division $50,150.

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Other Industries that Employ Medical Records Clerk and Health Information Technicians

Insurance carriers, pharmaceutical industry, laboratories, and cancer treatment centers are other areas employing the medical records or health information technician.

Employment Data

According to the US Department of Labor nationally there are over 180,280 Medical Records Clerks and Health Information technicians who earn a salary through being employed. A number of these specialize in other areas but are categorized as medical records and health information technicians.


Where They Work

Of all the Medical Records Clerk and Health Information Technicians employed in the United States the best paying positions are in Business and Labor organizations or the Federal government.

Private Practice vs. Employment

Given the nature of the work these professionals perform they are primarily employed. While a significant amount of outsourcing of administrative and other jobs has occurred in the healthcare industry no one is quite ready to outsource records management. Although not as much in demand this occupation could be one that would be employed as a temporary worker via an employment agency.  These temp jobs often lead to permanent employment.

Benefits

Fringe benefits such as vacation, health insurance and retirement plans will vary depending on the work setting and size of the employer. A typical benefits package is worth over $20,000 per year.






International Salary

Australia[1]

Medical Records Administrators are treated as a subset of a larger group of archivists, curators, and records managers. Along with their counterparts in the larger field, medical records administrators maintain records databases and control access to those databases. They also develop record-keeping and archival plans and coordinate record-keeping systems.

  • Starting salary: $31,200 P/A
  • Senior salary: $83,200 P/A
  • Average salary: $55,000 P/AWages will vary according to your level of skill, experience and employer
  • Employment level:6,900 as of November 2012 (Projected employment levels in 2017 of 8,300)
  • Average weekly hours: Average weekly hours worked for a full time Medical Records Administrator is 36.5 hours
  • Employment by region: The top three regions for employment as a Medical Records Administrator include:VIC: 31.7%NSW: 21.9%QLD: 18.8%

Employment for Medical Records Administrators has grown at a rate of 16% over the past 5 years and is expected to grow very strongly through to 2017.

United Kingdom (UK)[2]

In the UK, Full-time salaries for Medical record clerks can be between £13,653 and £16,753 a year for clerks. Team leaders can earn up to £22,188. Clinical coding specialists earn between £18,152 and £27,534 a year.

Canada[3]

In Canada, hourly salaries for Medical record clerks can be between $10.25 to $26.40 and the median salary being $18.


 [1] https://www.open.edu.au/careers/healthcare-medical-pharmaceuticals/medical-records-administrators [2] https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobprofiles/Pages/healthrecordsclerk.aspx[3] http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/LMI_report_bynoc.do?&noc=1413&reportOption=wage

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