Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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 heath 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)
189,930 1.0 % $19.44 $40,430 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.63 $14.01 $17.84 $23.32 $29.52
Annual Wage (2) $24,190 $29,130 $37,110 $48,510 $61,400


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 66,780 1.27 $20.71 $43,080
Offices of Physicians 38,920 1.55 $16.80 $34,940
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 11,970 0.72 $18.05 $37,550
Outpatient Care Centers 7,060 0.96 $17.97 $37,370
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6,350 0.28 $22.13 $46,030

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 38,920 1.55 $16.80 $34,940
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 66,780 1.27 $20.71 $43,080
Office Administrative Services 5,560 1.21 $20.10 $41,800
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,440 0.98 $20.70 $43,060
Outpatient Care Centers 7,060 0.96 $17.97 $37,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 430 0.07 $25.45 $52,940
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 660 0.04 $25.41 $52,860
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 90 0.02 $23.91 $49,740
Scientific Research and Development Services 710 0.11 $23.87 $49,660
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,360 0.27 $22.85 $47,520


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 18,860 1.22 0.88 $23.36 $48,590
Texas 16,730 1.45 1.05 $18.66 $38,810
Florida 9,800 1.24 0.90 $19.15 $39,830
Ohio 8,810 1.67 1.21 $18.46 $38,400
New York 8,680 0.97 0.70 $21.00 $43,680



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)
Kentucky 4,740 2.58 1.87 $17.31 $36,010
South Dakota 1,010 2.44 1.77 $18.21 $37,870
Oklahoma 3,830 2.40 1.74 $16.46 $34,240
Mississippi 2,610 2.36 1.71 $14.76 $30,700
Montana 970 2.17 1.58 $17.13 $35,630



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 610 0.90 0.65 $33.31 $69,290
New Jersey 1,630 0.42 0.30 $29.00 $60,310
Alaska 710 2.17 1.57 $25.02 $52,040
California 18,860 1.22 0.88 $23.36 $48,590
Maryland 3,890 1.50 1.09 $23.04 $47,930




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 5,210 1.27 0.92 $22.76 $47,330
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,620 0.71 0.52 $23.53 $48,950
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,470 1.25 0.91 $20.77 $43,190
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,000 1.37 0.99 $20.08 $41,760
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,140 1.79 1.30 $23.39 $48,650
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,130 1.67 1.21 $20.43 $42,500
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 3,060 2.98 2.16 $20.75 $43,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,850 1.15 0.83 $18.61 $38,720
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,800 1.20 0.87 $21.88 $45,510
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,630 2.00 1.45 $23.01 $47,870