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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
200,140 1.0 % $19.93 $41,460 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.05 $14.39 $18.29 $23.93 $30.21
Annual Wage (2) $25,070 $29,940 $38,040 $49,770 $62,840


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 68,820 1.27 $21.23 $44,160
Offices of Physicians 38,120 1.51 $17.06 $35,490
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 11,360 0.69 $18.43 $38,340
Outpatient Care Centers 7,940 0.95 $18.46 $38,400
Management of Companies and Enterprises 7,270 0.32 $22.67 $47,150

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 38,120 1.51 $17.06 $35,490
Office Administrative Services 6,720 1.40 $20.64 $42,930
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 68,820 1.27 $21.23 $44,160
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,490 0.97 $21.33 $44,370
Outpatient Care Centers 7,940 0.95 $18.46 $38,400

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 460 0.07 $27.20 $56,570
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 680 0.03 $27.11 $56,390
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 40 0.02 $26.58 $55,280
Insurance Carriers 1,420 0.12 $26.26 $54,620
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 120 0.03 $23.97 $49,860


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 20,840 1.30 0.92 $23.48 $48,840
Texas 17,110 1.46 1.02 $19.09 $39,710
Florida 10,600 1.29 0.90 $19.62 $40,810
Ohio 9,240 1.73 1.21 $18.75 $39,000
New York 8,800 0.97 0.68 $21.66 $45,060




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 1,080 2.58 1.81 $18.80 $39,100
Oklahoma 3,960 2.50 1.75 $16.54 $34,400
Kentucky 4,530 2.42 1.70 $17.87 $37,170
Montana 1,080 2.36 1.66 $17.46 $36,320
Mississippi 2,490 2.23 1.56 $15.07 $31,350




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 1,880 0.48 0.33 $28.84 $60,000
Alaska 640 1.98 1.39 $27.36 $56,920
California 20,840 1.30 0.92 $23.48 $48,840
Maryland 4,080 1.54 1.08 $23.43 $48,730
Colorado 2,780 1.11 0.78 $23.43 $48,730





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 5,790 1.37 0.96 $22.75 $47,330
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,580 0.70 0.49 $23.91 $49,730
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,370 1.20 0.84 $22.26 $46,290
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,070 2.10 1.48 $19.66 $40,900
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,610 1.23 0.86 $20.64 $42,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,410 1.34 0.94 $19.44 $40,430
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,040 1.25 0.88 $22.28 $46,330
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,040 1.68 1.18 $24.24 $50,410
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 3,000 2.88 2.02 $21.34 $44,400
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,760 2.05 1.44 $23.60 $49,090