Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
184,740 1.0 % $18.68 $38,860 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.22 $13.58 $17.26 $22.42 $28.44
Annual Wage (2) $23,340 $28,250 $35,900 $46,640 $59,160


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 66,860 1.27 $19.88 $41,350
Offices of Physicians 39,090 1.59 $16.30 $33,910
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 12,690 0.77 $18.11 $37,670
Outpatient Care Centers 7,160 1.02 $17.63 $36,680
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,290 0.24 $20.83 $43,320

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 39,090 1.59 $16.30 $33,910
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 66,860 1.27 $19.88 $41,350
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,760 1.12 $19.00 $39,510
Office Administrative Services 4,980 1.11 $18.28 $38,030
Outpatient Care Centers 7,160 1.02 $17.63 $36,680

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 $24.12 $50,170
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 470 0.24 $23.81 $49,520
Legal Services (8) (8) $23.41 $48,680
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,280 0.27 $22.63 $47,070
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 3,690 0.30 $22.04 $45,850


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 17,290 1.14 0.84 $21.82 $45,380
Texas 16,110 1.43 1.05 $18.06 $37,560
Florida 9,200 1.20 0.88 $18.15 $37,760
Ohio 8,800 1.69 1.24 $18.38 $38,230
New York 8,580 0.97 0.71 $20.31 $42,250



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)
Kentucky 4,450 2.46 1.80 $17.01 $35,380
South Dakota 980 2.40 1.75 $17.36 $36,110
Montana 1,070 2.40 1.76 $16.70 $34,730
Mississippi 2,610 2.38 1.74 $14.72 $30,610
Oklahoma 3,690 2.34 1.71 $16.19 $33,670



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 570 0.84 0.62 $33.22 $69,100
New Jersey 2,010 0.52 0.38 $28.72 $59,740
Hawaii 600 0.98 0.72 $22.28 $46,350
Maryland 3,790 1.48 1.08 $21.96 $45,670
California 17,290 1.14 0.84 $21.82 $45,380




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,970 1.23 0.90 $21.69 $45,110
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,540 1.60 1.17 $19.46 $40,480
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,530 1.21 0.88 $19.75 $41,090
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,360 0.81 0.59 $22.63 $47,070
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,430 1.88 1.37 $18.75 $39,000
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,100 1.72 1.26 $20.86 $43,380
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,820 1.52 1.11 $17.95 $37,330
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,660 1.19 0.87 $20.64 $42,930
Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,470 1.91 1.39 $22.37 $46,520
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,380 1.59 1.17 $22.11 $45,990