Medical records specialists

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Total Workforce

179k

Average Age

45.8

Average Salary

$42,257

Average Male Salary

$44,397

Average Female Salary

$42,032

Employment

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 National security & international affairs. Medical records specialists are paid most in Napa City PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Greenville & Mauldin Cities PUMA, SC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$42,257

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,540

In 2018, Medical records specialists earned an average of $42,257, $11,631 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Insulation workers make somewhat more than Medical records specialists while Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, & repair workers, including wind turbine service technicians 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

0.251

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Medical records specialists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.251, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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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Industries

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Medical records specialists, by average wage, are National security & international affairs, Justice, public order, & safety activities , and Business support services.

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Industries by Share

179k

2018 Workforce

± 10,380

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  41.4%, followed by Offices of physicians with 13% and Other health care services with 7.41%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Medical records specialists in the US. The average age of male Medical records specialists in the workforce is 42.6 and of female Medical records specialists is 46.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Medical records specialists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

17k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,204

162k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 9,875

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

63.6% of Medical records specialists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.7% 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 Gender

42.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.85

46.1

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.768

The median age of Medical records specialists is 45.8, and Male employees are generally 3.52 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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 Public Administration and Social Service.

Majors

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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