Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
182,370 0.9 % $17.68 $36,770 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.70 $12.94 $16.42 $21.33 $27.02
Annual Wage (2) $22,250 $26,920 $34,160 $44,360 $56,200


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 68,440 1.31 $18.68 $38,860
Offices of Physicians 40,230 1.69 $15.04 $31,290
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 12,980 0.78 $16.86 $35,060
Outpatient Care Centers 7,180 1.12 $16.77 $34,890
Home Health Care Services 6,240 0.53 $17.04 $35,440

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 40,230 1.69 $15.04 $31,290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 68,440 1.31 $18.68 $38,860
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,960 1.28 $19.33 $40,210
Outpatient Care Centers 7,180 1.12 $16.77 $34,890
Office Administrative Services 3,430 0.83 $19.10 $39,730

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 40 0.02 $31.76 $66,060
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 40 0.10 $24.92 $51,840
Scientific Research and Development Services 540 0.09 $23.11 $48,060
Grantmaking and Giving Services 160 0.12 $22.52 $46,840
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,260 0.26 $22.25 $46,280


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 17,650 1.23 0.88 $20.32 $42,270
Texas 16,830 1.59 1.14 $17.31 $36,000
Florida 10,480 1.44 1.03 $17.01 $35,380
New York 9,200 1.08 0.77 $19.38 $40,300
Illinois 7,860 1.39 0.99 $17.55 $36,510




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)
Montana 1,180 2.74 1.95 $15.38 $31,980
South Dakota 1,000 2.51 1.80 $16.48 $34,270
Arizona 5,300 2.20 1.57 $16.80 $34,940
Oklahoma 3,250 2.12 1.52 $14.79 $30,760
Washington 5,310 1.92 1.37 $18.83 $39,160




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 1,870 0.49 0.35 $26.51 $55,130
District of Columbia 640 0.98 0.70 $21.87 $45,500
Hawaii 420 0.71 0.51 $20.43 $42,500
California 17,650 1.23 0.88 $20.32 $42,270
Colorado 2,670 1.20 0.86 $20.25 $42,110





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 5,010 1.38 0.98 $18.65 $38,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,990 1.29 0.92 $19.18 $39,900
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,560 0.88 0.63 $21.30 $44,300
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,860 1.46 1.05 $19.30 $40,140
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,570 2.06 1.47 $17.12 $35,600
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,390 1.98 1.42 $20.93 $43,540
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,320 1.58 1.13 $17.45 $36,300
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,670 1.46 1.05 $17.27 $35,920
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,320 1.65 1.18 $20.50 $42,630
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,300 1.02 0.73 $17.85 $37,120