Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system. Process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry's numerical coding system. Excludes "File Clerks" (43-4071).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
176,090 0.9 % $16.83 $35,010 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.21 $12.29 $15.55 $20.27 $25.69
Annual Wage (2) $21,240 $25,570 $32,350 $42,170 $53,430


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 65,290 1.27 $17.80 $37,020
Offices of Physicians 41,450 1.79 $13.96 $29,030
Nursing Care Facilities 13,260 0.80 $16.05 $33,380
Outpatient Care Centers 6,740 1.14 $15.12 $31,440
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,300 0.26 $22.16 $46,090

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 41,450 1.79 $13.96 $29,030
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 65,290 1.27 $17.80 $37,020
Outpatient Care Centers 6,740 1.14 $15.12 $31,440
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,340 1.09 $18.88 $39,270
Nursing Care Facilities 13,260 0.80 $16.05 $33,380

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 40 0.01 $23.90 $49,710
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,300 0.26 $22.16 $46,090
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $21.07 $43,830
Other Support Services (8) (8) $20.60 $42,850
Insurance Carriers 1,000 0.08 $20.59 $42,820


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 17,340 1.24 0.89 $19.00 $39,520
Texas 14,710 1.46 1.05 $16.55 $34,420
Florida 10,880 1.53 1.11 $16.28 $33,860
New York 9,630 1.15 0.83 $18.75 $38,990
Pennsylvania 7,470 1.36 0.98 $16.01 $33,310




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 970 2.51 1.81 $15.77 $32,810
Arizona 4,870 2.06 1.49 $16.69 $34,720
Montana 850 2.00 1.44 $14.79 $30,770
Oklahoma 2,900 1.96 1.41 $14.54 $30,230
Mississippi 2,020 1.88 1.36 $13.09 $27,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 1,950 0.52 0.37 $22.62 $47,050
District of Columbia 540 0.84 0.61 $20.74 $43,140
Hawaii 600 1.05 0.76 $20.40 $42,430
Maryland 3,130 1.27 0.92 $19.68 $40,930
Massachusetts 5,710 1.83 1.32 $19.34 $40,230

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,190 1.36 0.98 $18.84 $39,180
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 4,720 1.33 0.96 $17.41 $36,220
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,590 0.92 0.67 $20.14 $41,890
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,270 1.31 0.95 $17.89 $37,220
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,210 1.91 1.38 $17.59 $36,580
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,000 1.81 1.31 $20.32 $42,270
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,570 1.28 0.93 $16.97 $35,300
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,530 1.51 1.09 $18.95 $39,410
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,350 1.07 0.77 $16.52 $34,350
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,220 1.65 1.19 $19.71 $41,000




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Angelo, TX 140 3.37 2.44 $16.87 $35,080
Yakima, WA 250 3.11 2.24 $15.44 $32,110
Goldsboro, NC 130 3.09 2.23 $13.98 $29,080
Sioux Falls, SD 390 2.98 2.15 $16.30 $33,910
Rapid City, SD 170 2.88 2.08 $16.50 $34,310
Bloomington, IN 210 2.88 2.08 $14.11 $29,340
Columbia, MO 230 2.80 2.02 $15.31 $31,840
Janesville, WI 160 2.71 1.96 $15.32 $31,870
Ann Arbor, MI 510 2.69 1.94 $18.17 $37,800
Worcester, MA-CT 640 2.69 1.94 $19.13 $39,790