The 10 States With The Highest Medical Records Clerk Salaries For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do medical records clerks get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for medical records clerks by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for medical records clerks by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for medical records clerks after this adjustment? That would be Medical Records And Health Information Technicians.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. Minnesota
  2. Illinois
  3. Tennessee
  4. Colorado
  5. Indiana
  6. Missouri
  7. Ohio
  8. Texas
  9. Michigan
  10. Wyoming

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

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How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for medical records clerks from the 2018 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $51880, so our index value would be:

$51,880 * (100 / 135.9) = $38,175

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for medical records clerks.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

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Detailed List Of Medical Records Clerk Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Minnesota $49,662 $50,060 100.8
2 Illinois $48,414 $45,800 94.6
3 Tennessee $48,154 $43,050 89.4
4 Colorado $47,533 $49,340 103.8
5 Indiana $47,318 $42,350 89.5
6 Missouri $46,969 $42,460 90.4
7 Ohio $46,886 $43,980 93.8
8 Texas $46,251 $41,950 90.7
9 Michigan $46,179 $41,100 89.0
10 Wyoming $45,849 $42,090 91.8
11 Utah $45,322 $42,150 93.0
12 Iowa $45,263 $41,190 91.0
13 Delaware $44,763 $45,390 101.4
14 New Jersey $44,315 $54,020 121.9
15 Nebraska $44,137 $40,430 91.6
16 Washington $43,878 $46,160 105.2
17 North Dakota $43,641 $43,380 99.4
18 Kansas $43,459 $39,070 89.9
19 Virginia $43,244 $43,590 100.8
20 Wisconsin $43,192 $41,810 96.8
21 Idaho $42,779 $39,400 92.1
22 Oklahoma $42,757 $38,140 89.2
23 Georgia $42,757 $39,080 91.4
24 North Carolina $42,321 $39,740 93.9
25 West Virginia $42,216 $39,430 93.4
26 Kentucky $42,132 $38,130 90.5
27 Florida $42,054 $41,340 98.3
28 Oregon $41,859 $48,390 115.6
29 Nevada $41,723 $43,100 103.3
30 Arizona $41,632 $40,800 98.0
31 South Carolina $41,370 $41,040 99.2
32 Mississippi $41,094 $35,300 85.9
33 Pennsylvania $40,749 $41,320 101.4
34 Connecticut $40,250 $51,400 127.7
35 Maryland $40,207 $50,460 125.5
36 Alabama $39,989 $36,470 91.2
37 New Mexico $39,917 $38,520 96.5
38 Rhode Island $39,759 $47,990 120.7
39 Arkansas $39,735 $34,610 87.1
40 Louisiana $39,483 $37,430 94.8
41 Montana $39,186 $39,500 100.8
42 South Dakota $38,736 $40,170 103.7
43 Alaska $38,329 $50,250 131.1
44 California $38,175 $51,880 135.9
45 Massachusetts $38,035 $50,740 133.4
46 New Hampshire $36,854 $43,120 117.0
47 New York $36,198 $47,420 131.0
48 Maine $35,225 $39,030 110.8
49 Vermont $35,078 $42,480 121.1
50 Hawaii $30,339 $50,940 167.9
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