Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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)
170,580 0.9 % $16.29 $33,880 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.03 $11.96 $15.04 $19.49 $24.76
Annual Wage (2) $20,850 $24,870 $31,290 $40,540 $51,510


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 63,620 $17.24 $35,870
Offices of Physicians 42,490 $13.69 $28,460
Nursing Care Facilities 13,260 $15.92 $33,100
Outpatient Care Centers 6,480 $14.74 $30,650
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,170 $21.69 $45,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing (8) $29.43 $61,210
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 40 $22.05 $45,850
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,170 $21.69 $45,120
Other Support Services 250 $21.28 $44,270
Scientific Research and Development Services 610 $20.22 $42,050


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
South Dakota 1,000 $15.05 $31,310 2.540
Alaska 640 $18.99 $39,490 2.092
Mississippi 2,250 $12.72 $26,460 2.053
Nebraska 1,810 $15.47 $32,180 1.975
Oklahoma 2,970 $14.51 $30,190 1.948

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
New Jersey 2,090 $21.99 $45,750 0.544
Hawaii 650 $19.88 $41,340 1.106
District of Columbia 470 $19.85 $41,290 0.733
Alaska 640 $18.99 $39,490 2.092
Maryland 2,580 $18.91 $39,330 1.031


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 420 $14.42 $30,000 3.784
Fairbanks, AK 130 $19.52 $40,600 3.559
Bloomington, IN 260 $13.84 $28,780 3.449
Flagstaff, AZ 190 $16.45 $34,220 3.381
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 430 $12.85 $26,720 3.372

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 520 $24.71 $51,390 0.533
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 610 $22.81 $47,450 0.682
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 740 $22.26 $46,300 0.753
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 30 $21.32 $44,350 0.515
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 490 $21.10 $43,890 0.502


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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 XLS files.

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.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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