Salary for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

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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 receive salaries ranging between $28,800 - $73,370 based on the level of seniority. will normally receive average salaries of fourty-eight thousand two hundred and seventy dollars per year.

have the highest salaries in District of Columbia, where they earn compensation, on average, of about $60,530. Employees with these job titles can obtain the highest salaries in Educational Services, which has job pay of $55,610.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries:

Educational Services
Public Administration
Finance and Insurance
Management of Companies and Enterprises

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Transportation and Warehousing
Retail Trade
Wholesale Trade
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)