Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Health Information Management Assistants in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $13.42 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $10.25 per hour and $18.05. Most Health Information Management Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$25,759 - $73,974
(Median)
$26K
$39K
$74K
MEDIAN: $38,904
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$10.25 - $18.05
(Median)
$10
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$25,759 - $73,974  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $811  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$21,701 - $46,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.25 - $18.05  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $25.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $811  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$21,701 - $46,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 170
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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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Job skills reported by Health Information Management Assistants are limited. 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.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $29K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $30K. Health Information Management Assistants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $30K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $37K.

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Experience Affects Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant Salaries

National Average
$30,000

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 1%

Medical Records
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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