Medical Records Technician Salary

medical-records-technician-salary-chart.jpgA medical records technician's job is to manage medical records found in hospitals and health clinics according to the legal, ethical and other standards and requirements of the institution where they work.

Salaries

The mean annual salary for a medical records technician is $36,770. The lower tenth percent of these workers make $22,250 per year, while the top tenth percent make $56,200. Medical records technicians work mostly in hospitals and doctors’ offices. They also work in nursing homes, outpatient clinics and for businesses that provide home health care.

The top paying spots for a medical records technician is in a business that makes medicines and pharmaceuticals. These workers make about $66,060 per year. Medical records technicians also work in insurance and employee benefit companies, companies that undertake research and development for scientific purposes, companies that give out grants and the Federal government.

Location and Best Employment Level

Most medical records technicians are employed in California and make an annual mean salary of $42,270 a year. California is followed by Texas, with a mean salary of $36,000; Florida, with a salary of $35,380 per year; New York, with a salary of $40,300 per year and Illinois, with a salary of $36,510.

Job Outlook

The job outlook for medical records technicians is expected to grow by 22 percent between 2012 and 2022.

Medical Records Technician Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $19,660 $27,320 $47,270 $30,230
Alaska $28,330 $38,890 $56,550 $40,740
Arizona $21,330 $32,290 $54,330 $34,940
Arkansas $19,530 $28,850 $48,680 $31,640
California $25,200 $38,580 $65,590 $42,270
Colorado $25,710 $40,520 $61,110 $42,110
Connecticut $27,100 $39,590 $59,590 $41,990
Delaware $24,950 $35,560 $51,040 $36,510
Florida $21,790 $32,680 $54,700 $35,380
Georgia $21,160 $31,260 $53,850 $34,460
Hawaii $28,570 $38,890 $62,120 $42,500
Idaho $21,660 $30,340 $44,920 $31,880
Illinois $22,740 $33,280 $56,310 $36,510
Indiana $21,380 $30,830 $48,760 $33,480
Iowa $22,510 $30,600 $48,310 $32,980
Kansas $21,310 $29,970 $47,620 $32,740
Kentucky $20,430 $30,580 $50,490 $33,230
Louisiana $19,980 $29,720 $47,870 $31,840
Maine $22,940 $32,180 $47,040 $33,640
Maryland $23,940 $38,150 $61,920 $40,620
Massachusetts $25,870 $37,940 $60,420 $41,300
Michigan $22,300 $34,130 $55,300 $36,580
Minnesota $29,050 $39,430 $53,850 $40,280
Mississippi $18,500 $26,300 $44,260 $28,870
Missouri $21,590 $33,340 $54,810 $35,590
Montana $21,250 $29,290 $47,240 $31,980
Nebraska $23,410 $33,880 $51,130 $35,570
Nevada $24,780 $34,600 $57,810 $37,910
New Hampshire $24,620 $33,000 $51,680 $35,310
New Jersey $33,730 $53,950 $77,910 $55,130
New Mexico $20,760 $29,850 $48,660 $32,550
New York $25,210 $38,770 $58,180 $40,300
North Carolina $21,570 $31,410 $52,600 $34,220
North Dakota $23,070 $32,630 $43,060 $32,720
Ohio $23,620 $33,370 $52,930 $35,780
Oklahoma $20,360 $28,810 $44,580 $30,760
Oregon $25,970 $38,430 $54,060 $39,150
Pennsylvania $23,950 $32,710 $48,810 $34,700
Rhode Island $25,280 $38,620 $57,740 $39,880
South Carolina $21,430 $30,370 $50,440 $33,540
South Dakota $23,550 $31,670 $49,040 $34,270
Tennessee $20,250 $30,070 $51,560 $33,200
Texas $20,830 $32,190 $58,300 $36,000
Utah $20,810 $28,790 $47,490 $31,680
Vermont $25,470 $36,230 $60,190 $39,950
Virginia $22,880 $34,980 $56,770 $37,430
Washington $25,770 $36,770 $57,370 $39,160
West Virginia $19,270 $28,100 $49,880 $31,410
Wisconsin $23,690 $34,650 $53,260 $36,410
Wyoming $24,570 $34,140 $52,200 $36,190