Medical Records Technician - Federal Salaries of 2021
Pay Rates for "Medical Records Technician"How much does a Medical Records Technician in the federal government get paid? $54,751.95* *Based on the 2021 average.
Medical Records Technician was the 72nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 3,895 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2021, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Medical Records Technician, with an average salary of $55,858.
Government Medical Records Technician jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Medical Records Technician job is GS-1, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-9. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
Clerical, secretary, and administrative positions fall under this category. No specialized technical background is needed for positions in this category except for stenographers which require a proficiency exam before being hired. Strong organizational and communication skills are the primary requirements for this job category. Military experience can often be applied as relevant experience when calculating starting grade. Employees in the job category receive promotions of 1 grade increase at a time.
Agencies that have hired a Medical Records Technician
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Veterans Health Administration||3,069||$55,857.61|
|Indian Health Service||627||$48,258.82|
|Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System||153||$59,735.10|
|Federal Aviation Administration||13||$55,832.54|
|National Institutes of Health||8||$53,353.75|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||6||$57,021.33|
|Armed Forces Retirement Home||5||$43,618.00|
|Immigration and Customs Enforcement||4||$0.00|
|Office Secretary Health and Human Services||3||$36,086.00|
|U.S. Coast Guard||2||$50,769.50|
|Department of State||1||$73,775.00|
|National Park Service||1||$44,551.00|
Medical Records Technician Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Medical Records Technician is $54,751.95. The highest paid Medical Records Technician made $91,363 in 2021.
Common Medical Records Technician Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Medical Records Technician Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||3,726|
|GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate||153|
|FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan||13|
|FP - Foreign Service Personnel||3|
|Starting Paygrade:||$20,999.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$63,734.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10|
|Category:||Clerical and Administrative Support|
|Occupation Family:||0600 MEDICAL, HOSPITAL, DENTAL, AND PUBLIC HEALTH GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade
GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Medical Records Technician jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-1 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Survey Technical||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Physical Science Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Guide||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Tax Examining||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Medical Records Technician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021
In 2004, the average pay for a Medical Records Technician was $35,931. Since then, the average pay has increased to $54,752 in 2021.
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