Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant Salary

Women account for the majority of Health Information Management Assistants in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $13.25 per hour. Pay ranges from $10.08 per hour on the low end to $18.30 on the high end. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$24,764 - $74,497
(Median)
$25K
$39K
$74K
MEDIAN: $39,481
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$10.08 - $18.30
(Median)
$10
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,764 - $74,497  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $900  
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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$21,216 - $47,834  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.08 - $18.30  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $25.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $900  
   
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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$21,216 - $47,834  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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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 report a narrow range of specific skills. Electronic Medical Records and Medical Records are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $28K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $30K. Health Information Management Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $30K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $38K.

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Experience Affects Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant Salaries

National Average
$29,000

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 2%

Medical Records
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 17%
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