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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
204,220 1.0 % $20.59 $42,820 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.41 $14.90 $18.83 $24.69 $31.06
Annual Wage (2) $25,810 $30,990 $39,180 $51,350 $64,610


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 68,740 1.25 $21.91 $45,580
Offices of Physicians 38,530 1.51 $17.59 $36,580
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 11,480 0.71 $18.88 $39,270
Outpatient Care Centers 8,260 0.94 $19.41 $40,380
Management of Companies and Enterprises 8,200 0.35 $23.48 $48,850

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Office Administrative Services 7,660 1.56 $21.78 $45,300
Offices of Physicians 38,530 1.51 $17.59 $36,580
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 68,740 1.25 $21.91 $45,580
Outpatient Care Centers 8,260 0.94 $19.41 $40,380
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,400 0.92 $22.34 $46,460

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 570 0.03 $28.34 $58,940
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 490 0.07 $26.76 $55,650
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 40 0.01 $26.65 $55,440
Scientific Research and Development Services 730 0.11 $26.05 $54,190
Insurance Carriers 1,710 0.15 $25.18 $52,380


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 21,900 1.31 0.92 $24.17 $50,260
Texas 17,620 1.48 1.03 $19.96 $41,510
Florida 12,460 1.48 1.03 $19.70 $40,980
New York 9,590 1.04 0.73 $22.21 $46,200
Ohio 9,200 1.71 1.20 $19.44 $40,430




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 1,110 2.65 1.85 $19.46 $40,490
Montana 1,210 2.63 1.84 $18.40 $38,280
West Virginia 1,580 2.29 1.60 $18.12 $37,700
Arizona 5,900 2.18 1.52 $19.49 $40,540
Oklahoma 3,370 2.14 1.50 $17.21 $35,790




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 0.47 0.33 $27.92 $58,080
Alaska 680 2.14 1.49 $26.04 $54,170
California 21,900 1.31 0.92 $24.17 $50,260
District of Columbia 510 0.72 0.50 $24.07 $50,070
Maryland 4,180 1.57 1.10 $23.75 $49,390



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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 6,420 1.45 1.01 $23.34 $48,560
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,170 0.77 0.54 $24.06 $50,050
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,400 1.20 0.84 $22.54 $46,890
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,060 2.05 1.43 $19.60 $40,760
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,730 1.27 0.89 $21.84 $45,430
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,130 1.19 0.83 $19.96 $41,520
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,120 1.25 0.87 $21.77 $45,290
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 2,920 2.76 1.93 $21.71 $45,160
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,810 1.53 1.07 $25.46 $52,960
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,620 1.92 1.34 $25.08 $52,160


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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)
Morgantown, WV 370 5.77 4.03 $19.56 $40,680
Rochester, MN 600 5.24 3.66 $24.10 $50,120
Madera, CA 200 4.60 3.21 $23.21 $48,280
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 190 4.38 3.06 $19.08 $39,690
Killeen-Temple, TX 600 4.32 3.02 $20.84 $43,350
Iowa City, IA 370 4.02 2.81 $25.37 $52,780
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 180 3.71 2.59 $17.59 $36,580
Hattiesburg, MS 220 3.54 2.47 $17.71 $36,830
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 190 3.51 2.45 $19.90 $41,390
Billings, MT 300 3.47 2.42 $21.93 $45,610