Health Information Management (HIM) Director Salary

Health Information Management Directors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and about one-half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $69K annually, but may range from $36K to $113K per year. Overall cash earnings for Health Information Management Directors stretch from $36K on the lower end to $113K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $15K from bonuses and $3K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but the specific employer and experience level are influential factors as well. The majority of Health Information Management Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 89 percent of Health Information Management Directors are female.

$42,975 - $119,260
$43K
$69K
$120K
MEDIAN: $68,640
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90%

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$13.38 - $40.93
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$41
MEDIAN: $20.91
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$0$119K
Salary $42,975 - $119,260
Bonus $0.00 - $14,768
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $3,091
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,828 - $113,037
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 388
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $13.38 - $40.93
Overtime $15.57 - $42.11
Annual Data $0$113K
Bonus $0.00 - $14,768
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $3,091
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,828 - $113,037
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 156

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Job Description for Health Information Management (HIM) Director

The health information management (HIM) director is the main person responsible for the coding and medical records departments. Because this individual is in charge of multiple departments, they may oversee a large number of employees depending on the size of their facility. These directors generally work in health care and educational facilities. They are responsible for ensuring the facility complies with all compliance laws and guidelines. The HIM director should be capable of implementing new technologies to increase productivity and workflow. Additionally, they are often in charge of monitoring performance in comparison to competitors and other facilities in the same field.

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Health Information Management (HIM) Director Tasks

  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Plan and direct the health information management service areas, ensuring compliance with professional, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Develop and implement organizational policies and procedures for patient data services.
  • Monitor, assess and ensure effective use the use of department resources.
  • Develop and maintain computerized record management system processes.

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Popular Skills for Health Information Management (HIM) Director


Survey results suggest that Health Information Management Directors use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Operations Management and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 39 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Those listing Medical Credentialing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. The majority of those who know Electronic Medical Records also know Medical Coding.

Pay by Experience Level for Health Information Management (HIM) Director

Pay by Experience for a Health Information Management (HIM) Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Health Information Management (HIM) Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 190 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Health Information Management (HIM) Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 168 salaries. An experienced Health Information Management (HIM) Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 197 salaries. A Health Information Management (HIM) Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 113 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,284

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Health Information Management Directors, 71 percent above the national average. Health Information Management Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+60 percent), Atlanta (+51 percent), Washington (+39 percent), and St. Louis (+39 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Health Information Management Directors in Chicago earning a whopping 31 percent below the national average. Miami and Denver are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 30 percent lower and 22 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Health Information Management (HIM) Director

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Health Information Management (HIM) Director Salaries

▲34%

▲15%

National Average
$61,000

▼1%

▼21%

Skills That Affect Health Information Management (HIM) Director Salaries

Operations Management
▲39%

Regulatory Compliance
▲10%

Medical Records
▲3%

HIPAA Compliance
▲1%


National Average
$61,000



International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
▼2%

Medical Credentialing
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 16%
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