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Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant Salary

Health Information Management Assistants in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $13.25 per hour. Pay ranges from $10.17 per hour on the low end to $18.53 on the high end. A strong majority get medical and dental insurance, and over one-half get vision plans, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$24,571 - $75,503
(Median)
$25K
$39K
$76K
MEDIAN: $39,481
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$10.17 - $18.53
(Median)
$10
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$24,571 - $75,503  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,016  
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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$21,399 - $46,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $18.53  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $25.23  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,016  
   
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).
)
$21,399 - $46,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 156

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Job Description for Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant

A health information management assistant organizes medical records. Proficient computer skills are necessary in order to use a variety of applications. Some duties that will be performed by the assistant are typing, sorting, filing, organizing expense reports, and keeping inventory.

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Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant Tasks

  • Organize and file all patients' medical records including charts and reports in order to compile documentation of conditions and treatments.
  • Assist with departmental audits and research.
  • Release information to persons and agencies according to regulations.
  • Process and forward patient and physician record requests; utilizes paper and electronic systems.

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Health Information Management Assistants who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Electronic Medical Records and Medical Records are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Medical Records.

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

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


For Health Information Management Assistants, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $28K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $30K on average. Health Information Management Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $30K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $38K.

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Experience Affects Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant Salaries

National Average
$29,000

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 3%

Medical Records
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 17%
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