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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
208,650 1.0 % $21.16 $44,010 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.76 $15.42 $19.40 $25.35 $31.86
Annual Wage (2) $26,550 $32,070 $40,350 $52,730 $66,260


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 67,200 1.21 $22.45 $46,690
Offices of Physicians 40,590 1.57 $18.13 $37,720
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 11,350 0.70 $19.59 $40,750
Management of Companies and Enterprises 10,310 0.43 $23.78 $49,470
Outpatient Care Centers 9,150 0.99 $21.46 $44,630

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 8,140 1.64 $21.94 $45,640
Offices of Physicians 40,590 1.57 $18.13 $37,720
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 67,200 1.21 $22.45 $46,690
Outpatient Care Centers 9,150 0.99 $21.46 $44,630
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,330 0.89 $22.69 $47,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 30 0.01 $30.17 $62,740
Insurance Carriers 1,970 0.17 $25.40 $52,830
Scientific Research and Development Services 790 0.12 $25.05 $52,100
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,520 0.28 $24.19 $50,320
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 50 0.01 $24.16 $50,260


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 21,970 1.29 0.90 $24.94 $51,880
Texas 17,210 1.42 0.99 $20.17 $41,950
Florida 13,750 1.60 1.11 $19.87 $41,340
New York 10,180 1.08 0.75 $22.80 $47,420
Ohio 9,710 1.79 1.24 $21.14 $43,980




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 1,040 2.46 1.71 $19.31 $40,170
West Virginia 1,640 2.35 1.63 $18.96 $39,430
Arizona 6,400 2.29 1.59 $19.62 $40,800
Montana 1,020 2.20 1.52 $18.99 $39,500
Alaska 690 2.20 1.53 $24.16 $50,250




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 2,640 0.65 0.45 $25.97 $54,020
District of Columbia 470 0.66 0.46 $25.69 $53,430
California 21,970 1.29 0.90 $24.94 $51,880
Connecticut 1,800 1.09 0.75 $24.71 $51,400
Hawaii 660 1.02 0.71 $24.49 $50,940





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 8,540 0.90 0.62 $24.52 $51,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 7,890 1.29 0.89 $24.37 $50,690
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,950 1.28 0.89 $22.79 $47,410
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,770 1.34 0.93 $21.20 $44,100
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,610 2.24 1.56 $19.63 $40,840
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,300 1.66 1.15 $20.89 $43,440
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,040 1.47 1.02 $25.25 $52,510
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,000 1.34 0.93 $21.84 $45,430
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,350 1.18 0.82 $22.80 $47,430
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,260 1.22 0.84 $19.72 $41,020