Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

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.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
159,580 1.2 % $13.54 $28,160 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.69 $10.10 $12.55 $16.12 $20.36
Annual Wage (2) $18,080 $21,020 $26,110 $33,540 $42,360

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
General medical and surgical hospitals 59,140 $14.06 $29,240
Offices of physicians 41,030 $11.62 $24,160
Nursing care facilities 12,600 $13.48 $28,040
Outpatient care centers 6,620 $12.93 $26,900
Federal government (OES designation) 4,370 $17.64 $36,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Computer systems design and related services 150 $23.47 $48,820
Scientific research and development services 740 $23.38 $48,630
Other professional and technical services 200 $20.48 $42,610
Insurance agencies, brokerages, and related 370 $18.71 $38,920
Federal government (OES designation) 4,370 $17.64 $36,700

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
South Dakota 850 $12.60 $26,210 0.229%
Mississippi 2,330 $11.35 $23,610 0.211%
Nebraska 1,780 $12.47 $25,940 0.201%
North Dakota 640 $11.51 $23,950 0.197%
Washington 4,990 $14.50 $30,170 0.191%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
New Jersey (7) $17.96 $37,350 (7)
District of Columbia 840 $17.26 $35,890 0.138%
Connecticut 1,440 $16.53 $34,390 0.088%
New York 7,810 $15.88 $33,030 0.094%
Maryland 2,380 $15.80 $32,870 0.096%

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
Punta Gorda, FL MSA 220 $10.22 $21,250 0.562%
Hattiesburg, MS MSA 200 $9.77 $20,320 0.396%
Peoria-Pekin, IL MSA 570 $12.21 $25,390 0.342%
Tyler, TX MSA 270 $10.87 $22,600 0.311%
Rapid City, SD MSA 150 $12.58 $26,160 0.292%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Oakland, CA PMSA 1,070 $20.38 $42,390 0.106%
Jersey City, NJ PMSA 100 $19.88 $41,340 0.042%
San Jose, CA PMSA 640 $19.41 $40,380 0.075%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 650 $19.25 $40,040 0.068%
Waterbury, CT PMSA 80 $18.97 $39,450 0.093%

About November 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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.

(7) Estimate not released.

All Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations

November 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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