These Are The 10 States With The Highest Medical Records Clerk Salaries For 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 6 months ago
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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. New Jersey
  2. Colorado
  3. Minnesota
  4. Missouri
  5. Illinois
  6. Wyoming
  7. Texas
  8. Iowa
  9. Alaska
  10. Indiana

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 2016 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 $48840, so our index value would be:

$48,840 * (100 / 135.9) = $35,938

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.

Detailed List Of Medical Records Clerk Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 New Jersey $49,220 $60,000 121.9
2 Colorado $46,946 $48,730 103.8
3 Minnesota $45,684 $46,050 100.8
4 Missouri $45,265 $40,920 90.4
5 Illinois $44,873 $42,450 94.6
6 Wyoming $43,910 $40,310 91.8
7 Texas $43,781 $39,710 90.7
8 Iowa $43,538 $39,620 91.0
9 Alaska $43,417 $56,920 131.1
10 Indiana $43,083 $38,560 89.5
11 Utah $43,010 $40,000 93.0
12 Michigan $43,000 $38,270 89.0
13 Nevada $42,875 $44,290 103.3
14 Tennessee $42,807 $38,270 89.4
15 Nebraska $42,696 $39,110 91.6
16 Wisconsin $42,644 $41,280 96.8
17 North Dakota $42,283 $42,030 99.4
18 Washington $42,043 $44,230 105.2
19 Georgia $41,991 $38,380 91.4
20 Arizona $41,867 $41,030 98.0
21 Ohio $41,577 $39,000 93.8
22 Florida $41,515 $40,810 98.3
23 Kentucky $41,071 $37,170 90.5
24 Kansas $39,844 $35,820 89.9
25 Idaho $39,326 $36,220 92.1
26 Delaware $38,934 $39,480 101.4
27 Maryland $38,828 $48,730 125.5
28 Virginia $38,819 $39,130 100.8
29 Oklahoma $38,565 $34,400 89.2
30 Oregon $38,520 $44,530 115.6
31 West Virginia $38,415 $35,880 93.4
32 South Carolina $38,397 $38,090 99.2
33 Arkansas $38,358 $33,410 87.1
34 Pennsylvania $38,116 $38,650 101.4
35 Alabama $38,092 $34,740 91.2
36 North Carolina $37,933 $35,620 93.9
37 South Dakota $37,704 $39,100 103.7
38 Connecticut $37,658 $48,090 127.7
39 New Mexico $37,170 $35,870 96.5
40 Mississippi $36,495 $31,350 85.9
41 Montana $36,031 $36,320 100.8
42 Massachusetts $35,967 $47,980 133.4
43 California $35,938 $48,840 135.9
44 New Hampshire $35,880 $41,980 117.0
45 Louisiana $35,295 $33,460 94.8
46 Vermont $34,426 $41,690 121.1
47 New York $34,396 $45,060 131.0
48 Rhode Island $34,084 $41,140 120.7
49 Maine $33,619 $37,250 110.8
50 Hawaii $27,772 $46,630 167.9
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