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 $13.27 per hour. Pay ranges from $10.17 per hour on the low end to $18.20 on the high end. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$24,853 - $73,974

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$10.17 - $18.20

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,853 - $73,974  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $970  
Total Pay (?
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$21,424 - $46,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $18.20  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $24.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $970  
   
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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$21,424 - $46,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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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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Survey results show that Health Information Management Assistants typically report just a few 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 many Health Information Management Assistants, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $29K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $30K. Health Information Management Assistants bring in $30K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $38K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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
94 %
Male
6 %

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: 79% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 16%
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