Women comprise the majority of Health Information Management Assistants in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $14.28 per hour on average. Most Health Information Management Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. Most have medical and dental plans, and the larger part have vision insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$31,340 - $101,536
(Median)
$31K
$38K
$100K
MEDIAN: $38,364
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50%
90%

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$10.35 - $18.57
(Median)
$10
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$31,340 - $101,536  
   
Bonus
$1,200  
Total Pay (?
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$22,067 - $45,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.35 - $18.57  
   
Overtime
$22.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$1,200  
   
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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$22,067 - $45,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant

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


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $31K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $33K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $28K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $37K.

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Experience Affects Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
0%

National Average
$31,000

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 3%

National Average
$31,000

Medical Records
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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