A Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant earns an average wage of $12.89 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant Total Pay (?
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$21,415 - $64,111
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64K
MEDIAN: $34,773
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Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant Total Pay (?
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$10.12 - $18.98
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$21,415 - $64,111  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,226  
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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$21,175 - $43,956  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.12 - $18.98  
   
Overtime
$6.38 - $24.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,226  
   
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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$21,175 - $43,956  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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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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Experience Affects Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$28,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant Salaries

National Average
$28,000
Medical Records
up arrow 4%
Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 5%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 16 votes.
Gender
Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 18%
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