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Health Information Technician Earnings

The median annual wage for medical records and health information technicians was $40,350 in May 2018. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $26,550, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $66,260.

In May 2018, the median annual wages for medical records and health information technicians in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

  • Hospitals; state, local, and private: 43,470
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services: $41,890
  • Administrative and support services: 41,800
  • Nursing care facilities (skilled nursing facilities): 37,630
  • Offices of physicians: 35,520

Most medical records and health information technicians work full time. Some work evenings or weekends to cover shifts in medical facilities that remain open 24 hours a day.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor

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