Health Information Management (HIM) Director Salary

With close to one-half of Health Information Management Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Health Information Management Directors is $69K per year and can range from $36K on the lower end to $106K per year near the higher end. Total cash compensation to Health Information Management Directors approaches anywhere from $36K on the lower end to $106K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $15K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and experience level are driving factors as well. Health Information Management Directors who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 89 percent. Most Health Information Management Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,494 - $116,619
$41K
$69K
$120K
MEDIAN: $69,064
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$13.45 - $39.74
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MEDIAN: $21.27
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,494 - $116,619  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,641  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,787  
Total Pay (?
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$35,948 - $106,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 396
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Hourly Rate
$13.45 - $39.74  
   
Overtime
$15.40 - $67.28  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,641  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,787  
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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$35,948 - $106,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 152

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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


Health Information Management Directors report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Operations Management and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 38 percent and 9 percent, respectively. Those listing Medical Credentialing and Medical Coding as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Those proficient in Electronic Medical Records are, more often than not, also skilled in Medical Coding.

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Health Information Management Directors with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $48K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $61K. Health Information Management Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $70K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $82K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,826

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, 70 percent above the national average. Health Information Management Directors will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+59 percent), Atlanta (+50 percent), Washington (+38 percent), and St. Louis (+37 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Health Information Management Directors in Chicago earning a whopping 32 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 31 percent less in Miami and 23 percent less in Denver, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Health Information Management (HIM) Director Salaries

▲33%

▲14%

National Average
$62,000

▼2%

▼22%

Skills That Affect Health Information Management (HIM) Director Salaries

Operations Management
▲38%

Regulatory Compliance
▲9%

Medical Records
▲2%

HIPAA Compliance
▼0%

National Average
$62,000




International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
▼3%

Medical Credentialing
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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