Salary for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

Also known as:  Cancer Registrar, Health Information Coder, Health Information Specialist, Health Information Systems Technician, Health Records Technician, Medical Records Specialist helps healthcare professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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Medical records and health information technicians complete, process, and file patient medical records. These individuals are required to follow government, medical, and institutional regulations regarding patient privacy, and may prepare and process government forms regarding patient information policies. They often perform data entry duties, assigning patients to diagnosis groups and entering medical records into digital storage systems. These professionals may also be responsible for the designing, updating, implementing and using hard copy and digital storage systems for patient information. A high school diploma or the equivalent and relevant specialized training and/or certification may be required for this position.

A Medical Records or Health Information Technician can get a pay level ranging between 24000 to 36000 depending on education and tenure levels. Medical Records and Health Information Technicians can receive an average compensation of Thirty Four Thousand Four Hundred dollars each year.

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians can obtain the highest pay in New Jersey, where they can earn average compensation of just about $45750. People in this career group are compensated at the highest average salary in Public Administration, where they earn salary pay of $43530.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 24.11 percent nationwide in that time.
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries
Other Services (except Public Administration) $43,530
Public Administration $42,880
Finance and Insurance $41,450
Educational Services $40,290
Management of Companies and Enterprises $40,010
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $39,700
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $28,310
Retail Trade $29,000
Health Care and Social Assistance $33,810
Wholesale Trade $37,150
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $37,500
Information $39,530