Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
180,760 0.9 % $18.13 $37,710 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.91 $13.23 $16.81 $21.76 $27.56
Annual Wage (2) $22,700 $27,520 $34,970 $45,260 $57,320


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 66,790 1.27 $19.28 $40,100
Offices of Physicians 39,750 1.64 $15.72 $32,700
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 12,850 0.78 $17.55 $36,510
Outpatient Care Centers 7,380 1.10 $17.55 $36,490
Home Health Care Services 5,720 0.47 $16.28 $33,870

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 39,750 1.64 $15.72 $32,700
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 66,790 1.27 $19.28 $40,100
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 3,000 1.25 $19.35 $40,250
Outpatient Care Centers 7,380 1.10 $17.55 $36,490
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 1,990 0.82 $15.50 $32,250

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 0.01 $25.41 $52,850
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 30 0.01 $23.49 $48,860
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 400 0.21 $23.02 $47,890
Grantmaking and Giving Services 130 0.10 $22.38 $46,550
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,300 0.26 $22.32 $46,430


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)
Texas 16,670 1.53 1.12 $17.80 $37,020
California 16,560 1.13 0.83 $21.31 $44,330
Florida 9,680 1.30 0.95 $17.25 $35,880
New York 8,850 1.03 0.75 $19.77 $41,130
Illinois 8,100 1.42 1.04 $17.98 $37,390




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 1,190 2.72 2.00 $15.98 $33,240
South Dakota 1,020 2.52 1.85 $16.96 $35,280
Oklahoma 3,480 2.23 1.64 $15.84 $32,950
Arizona 5,390 2.18 1.60 $17.05 $35,460
Mississippi 2,140 1.97 1.45 $14.43 $30,020




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 1,910 0.50 0.37 $27.65 $57,520
California 16,560 1.13 0.83 $21.31 $44,330
Colorado 2,390 1.04 0.76 $21.09 $43,860
Connecticut 1,360 0.83 0.61 $20.50 $42,640
Alaska 590 1.81 1.33 $20.29 $42,190





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 4,870 1.31 0.96 $19.10 $39,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,580 1.15 0.84 $20.41 $42,460
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,540 1.65 1.21 $19.62 $40,810
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,390 0.84 0.61 $22.17 $46,120
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,490 1.96 1.44 $17.21 $35,800
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,450 1.97 1.44 $21.03 $43,730
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,860 1.33 0.98 $18.67 $38,840
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,830 1.54 1.13 $17.54 $36,490
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 2,260 2.24 1.64 $19.34 $40,230
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,250 1.74 1.28 $18.63 $38,750