Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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 health 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)
180,280 0.9 % $17.27 $35,920 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.42 $12.64 $16.01 $20.87 $26.53
Annual Wage (2) $21,680 $26,280 $33,310 $43,410 $55,170


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 67,340 1.30 $18.25 $37,960
Offices of Physicians 40,970 1.75 $14.48 $30,120
Nursing Care Facilities 13,050 0.78 $16.29 $33,880
Outpatient Care Centers 7,110 1.16 $15.85 $32,980
Home Health Care Services 5,790 0.51 $16.76 $34,860

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 40,970 1.75 $14.48 $30,120
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 67,340 1.30 $18.25 $37,960
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,660 1.21 $20.10 $41,810
Outpatient Care Centers 7,110 1.16 $15.85 $32,980
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 1,910 0.83 $15.33 $31,890

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 50 0.01 $26.81 $55,760
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,430 0.26 $22.26 $46,290
Scientific Research and Development Services 710 0.11 $21.98 $45,720
Grantmaking and Giving Services 100 0.08 $21.36 $44,430
Insurance Carriers 920 0.08 $21.21 $44,110


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 17,470 1.24 0.89 $19.39 $40,330
Texas 16,520 1.60 1.14 $16.95 $35,250
Florida 10,830 1.51 1.08 $16.81 $34,970
New York 9,520 1.13 0.80 $19.22 $39,970
Illinois 7,920 1.42 1.01 $17.02 $35,410




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 980 2.48 1.77 $16.23 $33,750
Montana 980 2.32 1.65 $15.29 $31,800
Arizona 5,070 2.13 1.52 $17.79 $37,000
Oklahoma 3,170 2.12 1.51 $15.12 $31,460
Washington 5,270 1.94 1.38 $18.28 $38,020




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 1,580 0.42 0.30 $24.93 $51,850
District of Columbia 710 1.10 0.78 $21.45 $44,620
Hawaii 460 0.80 0.57 $20.33 $42,290
Massachusetts 5,850 1.85 1.32 $20.05 $41,700
Alaska 580 1.86 1.32 $19.66 $40,900





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,310 1.48 1.05 $17.70 $36,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,090 1.33 0.95 $18.67 $38,830
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,640 0.92 0.65 $20.82 $43,300
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,650 1.43 1.02 $18.96 $39,440
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,380 1.99 1.41 $18.87 $39,250
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,290 1.61 1.14 $16.91 $35,170
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,010 1.79 1.28 $21.57 $44,870
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,690 1.21 0.86 $16.92 $35,200
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,210 1.62 1.15 $19.92 $41,440
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,180 1.27 0.90 $19.19 $39,920