Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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 health care system. Process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards.

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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)
148,380 1.3 % $12.77 $26,550 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.06 $9.57 $11.79 $15.12 $19.18
Annual Wage (2) $16,760 $19,910 $24,520 $31,460 $39,890

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
General medical and surgical hospitals 52,290 $13.12 $27,300 1 25
Offices of physicians 40,780 $11.01 $22,910 2 44
Nursing care facilities 11,940 $12.97 $26,970 3 26
Outpatient care centers 6,200 $11.80 $24,540 4 37
Federal government (OES designation) 4,110 $16.78 $34,900 5 6

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing 30 $23.00 $47,850 40 1
Scientific research and development services 490 $22.22 $46,220 24 2
Insurance agencies, brokerages, and related 240 $20.52 $42,690 27 3
Insurance carriers 1,730 $19.11 $39,760 13 4
Computer systems design and related services (6) $19.00 $39,520 (6) 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
South Dakota 720 $11.84 $24,630 0.203% 310
North Dakota 630 $10.52 $21,880 0.201% 415
New Mexico 1,440 $11.43 $23,770 0.196% 436
Mississippi 1,920 $10.28 $21,380 0.177% 522
Missouri 4,490 $12.48 $25,970 0.171% 509

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New Jersey 2,360 $15.86 $32,980 0.061% 458
District of Columbia 790 $15.75 $32,750 0.133% 320
New York 6,410 $15.05 $31,290 0.078% 497
Connecticut 1,360 $15.04 $31,280 0.083% 448
Alaska 340 $14.84 $30,860 0.116% 359

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Hattiesburg, MS MSA 210 $8.55 $17,790 0.436%
Gainesville, FL MSA 320 $12.31 $25,610 0.335%
Muncie, IN MSA 160 $10.47 $21,780 0.299%
Columbia, MO MSA 220 $10.89 $22,660 0.297%
Sioux Falls, SD MSA 330 $12.61 $26,220 0.294%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Oakland, CA PMSA 1,110 $17.93 $37,300 0.109%
Cheyenne, WY MSA 100 $17.65 $36,710 0.271%
Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, NJ PMSA 180 $17.23 $35,840 0.029%
Jersey City, NJ PMSA 160 $17.23 $35,830 0.066%
Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 410 $17.21 $35,790 0.064%

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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