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Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant Salary

The larger portion of Health Information Management Assistants in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $13.06 per hour. Compensation ranges between $10.34 per hour and $18.43. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$24,670 - $75,000
(Median)
$25K
$38K
$75K
MEDIAN: $38,458
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$10.34 - $18.43
(Median)
$10
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,670 - $75,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,192  
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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$21,840 - $45,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.34 - $18.43  
   
Overtime
$12.36 - $24.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,192  
   
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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$21,840 - $45,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 150
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Job Description for Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant

Health information management (HIM) assistants work with patient medical records using paper and electronic systems. Responsibilities may include organizing and filing medical records including charts and reports in order to compile documentation of conditions and treatments, processing and forwarding patient and physician record requests, releasing information to persons and agencies according to regulations, and assisting with departmental audits and research.

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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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Survey takers who work as Health Information Management Assistants usually report a few specific 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. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $28K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $29K. On average, Health Information Management Assistants make $31K following one to two decades on the job. Health Information Management Assistants who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $39K.

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Experience Affects Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant Salaries

National Average
$29,000

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 3%

Medical Records
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 18%