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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

29-9021 Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars

Apply knowledge of healthcare and information systems to assist in the design, development, and continued modification and analysis of computerized healthcare systems. Abstract, collect, and analyze treatment and followup information of patients. May educate staff and assist in problem solving to promote the implementation of the healthcare information system. May design, develop, test, and implement databases with complete history, diagnosis, treatment, and health status to help monitor diseases. Excludes “Medical Records Specialists” (29-2072).


National estimates for Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars
Industry profile for Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars
Geographic profile for Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars

National estimates for Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
37,900 2.1 % $ 29.53 $ 61,410 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.27 $ 18.03 $ 26.71 $ 37.00 $ 47.35
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,680 $ 37,500 $ 55,560 $ 76,960 $ 98,490


Industry profile for Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 16,900 0.30 $ 28.68 $ 59,640
Offices of Physicians 4,200 0.16 $ 23.90 $ 49,710
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,740 0.11 $ 35.80 $ 74,460
Outpatient Care Centers 1,380 0.14 $ 27.82 $ 57,860
Office Administrative Services 1,080 0.22 $ 35.52 $ 73,880

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 16,900 0.30 $ 28.68 $ 59,640
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 570 0.24 $ 24.62 $ 51,200
Office Administrative Services 1,080 0.22 $ 35.52 $ 73,880
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 570 0.21 $ 29.27 $ 60,890
Offices of Physicians 4,200 0.16 $ 23.90 $ 49,710

Top paying industries for Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 610 0.08 $ 53.26 $ 110,790
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 910 0.04 $ 53.26 $ 110,780
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 510 0.03 $ 40.62 $ 84,490
Business Support Services 40 (7) $ 37.34 $ 77,670
Grantmaking and Giving Services 30 0.02 $ 37.21 $ 77,400


Geographic profile for Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of health information technologists and medical registrars by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 5,100 0.59 2.20 $ 28.44 $ 59,150
California 3,130 0.19 0.70 $ 41.75 $ 86,830
Texas 2,620 0.21 0.80 $ 32.57 $ 67,740
Illinois 1,720 0.31 1.14 $ 22.11 $ 45,980
Oklahoma 1,630 1.05 3.90 $ 21.87 $ 45,500


Map of location quotient of health information technologists and medical registrars by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 350 1.18 4.37 $ 28.01 $ 58,260
Oklahoma 1,630 1.05 3.90 $ 21.87 $ 45,500
Kansas 1,180 0.88 3.28 $ 29.09 $ 60,520
Hawaii 340 0.62 2.31 $ 29.47 $ 61,290
South Dakota 260 0.61 2.27 $ 28.42 $ 59,110


Map of annual mean wages of health information technologists and medical registrars by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,570 0.18 0.67 $ 44.33 $ 92,200
Maryland 1,140 0.45 1.67 $ 42.19 $ 87,750
California 3,130 0.19 0.70 $ 41.75 $ 86,830
District of Columbia 90 0.14 0.51 $ 39.78 $ 82,740
Massachusetts 500 0.15 0.55 $ 35.91 $ 74,680



Map of employment of health information technologists and medical registrars by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars:

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 2,280 0.26 0.98 $ 34.85 $ 72,490
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,520 0.62 2.30 $ 28.04 $ 58,330
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,180 0.28 1.04 $ 22.59 $ 46,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,080 0.19 0.70 $ 39.74 $ 82,660
Kansas City, MO-KS 890 0.88 3.26 $ 28.45 $ 59,180
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 800 0.64 2.37 $ 42.63 $ 88,660
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 790 0.67 2.51 $ 32.36 $ 67,300
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 780 0.60 2.25 $ 29.01 $ 60,340
St. Louis, MO-IL 710 0.56 2.06 $ 24.86 $ 51,700
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 710 0.33 1.24 $ 27.64 $ 57,500


Map of location quotient of health information technologists and medical registrars by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tulsa, OK 650 1.56 5.79 $ 20.68 $ 43,020
Anchorage, AK 210 1.30 4.84 $ 26.88 $ 55,910
Rochester, MN 150 1.29 4.79 $ 37.14 $ 77,250
Topeka, KS 120 1.15 4.29 $ 36.19 $ 75,280
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 250 0.95 3.54 $ 31.59 $ 65,700
Sioux Falls, SD 150 0.94 3.50 $ 31.68 $ 65,890
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 40 0.93 3.47 $ 19.70 $ 40,970
Kansas City, MO-KS 890 0.88 3.26 $ 28.45 $ 59,180
Springfield, IL 80 0.80 2.97 $ 21.62 $ 44,960
Lawton, OK 30 0.77 2.86 $ 20.28 $ 42,190


Map of annual mean wages of health information technologists and medical registrars by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 190 0.18 0.67 $ 54.04 $ 112,400
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 80 0.42 1.54 $ 51.87 $ 107,900
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 380 0.17 0.63 $ 47.12 $ 98,000
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 200 0.20 0.74 $ 45.56 $ 94,750
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 30 0.23 0.87 $ 44.85 $ 93,290
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 800 0.64 2.37 $ 42.63 $ 88,660
Bakersfield, CA 50 0.16 0.60 $ 42.28 $ 87,940
St. Cloud, MN 30 0.33 1.21 $ 41.25 $ 85,790
Stockton-Lodi, CA 40 0.16 0.60 $ 40.45 $ 84,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,080 0.19 0.70 $ 39.74 $ 82,660

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 290 0.76 2.84 $ 22.71 $ 47,230
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 230 1.41 5.25 $ 22.46 $ 46,710
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 170 1.55 5.75 $ 21.94 $ 45,640
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 120 1.26 4.68 $ 28.53 $ 59,330
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 120 0.77 2.85 $ 19.05 $ 39,620

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 170 1.55 5.75 $ 21.94 $ 45,640
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 230 1.41 5.25 $ 22.46 $ 46,710
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 120 1.26 4.68 $ 28.53 $ 59,330
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 70 0.82 3.06 $ 23.64 $ 49,180
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 80 0.80 2.98 $ 19.41 $ 40,370

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 1.12 $ 34.58 $ 71,920
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 1.18 $ 32.32 $ 67,230
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 1.03 $ 32.26 $ 67,100
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.69 $ 31.93 $ 66,410
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 0.89 $ 31.64 $ 65,800


About May 2021 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022