Salary Guide


The salaries of different health information technology jobs depend on a variety of factors such as:

  • Type of education and certificationsWoman Health Information technician
  • Location of work i.e hospital, doctors office, government facility, Rural area vs. Big City
  • How many years of work experience related to health information technology
  • State they are employed

Medical Records / Health Information technician Salary

According to bureau of labor statistics,  the average salary of someone working as a health information technician is between $37,110.

The work location can also have an impact on salary :

Professional, scientific, and technical services $40,790
Hospitals; state, local, and private $39,570
Administrative and support services $36,630
Nursing care facilities (skilled nursing facilities) $35,270
Offices of physicians $32,080

 

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Annual Salary Health technicians

Top Paying States

State Hourly mean Wage Annual Mean Wage

District of Columbia

$33.31

$69,290.00

New Jersey

$29.00

$60,310.00

Alaska

$25.02

$52,040.00

California

$23.36

$48,590.00

Maryland

$23.04

$47,930.00

 Medical and Health Services Managers

According to the bureau of labor statistics the average salary of medical and health services managers is $94,500. Depending on the work environment the average salary’s were:

Hospitals; state, local, and private $102,060
Government 101,190
Offices of physicians 85,600
Home healthcare services 82,430
Nursing and residential care facilities 78,540

The main tasks of a Health Information Manager Include:

  • Oversee and supervise staff on the medical records service department.
  • Manage the recruitment, training, and development of staff in the medical records department.
  • Supervise the release of information to insurance and government agencies in accordance with regulations.
  • Assist with financial operations, which includes budget planning, in addition to financial reporting.
  • Monitor all areas of medical records department ensuring services are in compliance with state and federal regulatory specifications.

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Top Paying States

State Hourly Mean Wage Annual Mean Wage

District of Columbia

$65.87

$137,000.00

New York

$61.76

$128,470.00

Connecticut

$60.98

$126,850.00

California

$59.45

$123,660.00

Alaska

$57.44

$119,470.00

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical and Health Services Managers,
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm (visited November 03, 2016)

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians,
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm (visited November 03, 2016).