Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant Salary

Most Health Information Management Assistants in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $14.26 per hour. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and more than half get vision benefits. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,791 - $96,958
$31K
$36K
$97K
MEDIAN: $36,248
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$10.19 - $18.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$30,791 - $96,958  
   
Bonus
$700  
Total Pay (?
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$21,615 - $44,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.19 - $18.30  
   
Overtime
$22.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$700  
   
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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$21,615 - $44,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 83

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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

  • Release information to persons and agencies according to regulations.
  • Process and forward patient and physician record requests; utilizes paper and electronic systems.
  • 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.

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

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


The average inexperienced worker earns $31K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $32K. Health Information Management Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $28K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $37K on average.

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Key Stats for Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲19%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
▼1%

Experienced
▼9%

Skills That Affect Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant Salaries


National Average
$31,000

Medical Records
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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