Medical records specialists

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
179k
Average Age
46
Average Salary
$44,239
Average Male Salary
$49,208
Average Female Salary
$43,717

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Medical records specialists are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Medical records specialists was $44,239 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Medical records specialists by wage are Insulation workers, Insurance claims & policy processing clerks, and Hazardous materials removal workers.

Medical records specialists are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, and 37 more.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Medical records specialists are Islip Town (Northwest) PUMA, NY, North Little Rock, Sherwood & Jacksonville Cities PUMA, AR, and The Hammocks (West), Richmond West (West) & Country Walk PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Medical records specialists are Greater Largo City PUMA, FL, The Hammocks (West), Richmond West (West) & Country Walk PUMA, FL, and Islip Town (Northwest) PUMA, NY.

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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Medical records specialists and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the industry that employs the most Medical records specialists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Medical records specialists, by average wage, is N/A. Medical records specialists are paid most in N/A but are relatively concentrated in Greater Largo City PUMA, FL.

Yearly Wage

$44,239
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,803

In 2020, Medical records specialists earned an average of $44,239, $11,715 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Insulation workers make somewhat more than Medical records specialists while Insurance claims & policy processing clerks make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Medical records specialists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.29
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Medical records specialists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.29, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Medical records specialists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Medical records specialists.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Medical records specialists.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Medical records specialists, by average wage, are N/A.

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Industries by Share

179k
2020 Workforce
± 10,392
1.52%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 8.1%

The number of people employed as Medical records specialists has been growing at a rate of 1.52%, from 176,698 people in 2019 to 179,383 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Medical records specialists employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Medical records specialists at  41.7%, followed by Offices of physicians with 13.9% and Outpatient care centers with 7.86%.

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Demographic information on Medical records specialists in the US. The average age of male Medical records specialists in the workforce is 42 and of female Medical records specialists is 46.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Medical records specialists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

17k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,204
162k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 9,887

90.5% of Medical records specialists are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Medical records specialists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Medical records specialists
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

65.6% of Medical records specialists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14% of Medical records specialists, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Medical records specialists.

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Age by Sex

42
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.54
46.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.772

The median age of Medical records specialists is 46, and Male employees are generally 4.35 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Data on higher education choices for Medical records specialists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Medical records specialists is Health but a relatively high number of Medical records specialists hold a major in Health.

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ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
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