Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant Salary

Most Health Information Management Assistants in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $13.15 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $10.20 per hour, and the top verges on $18.57. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Health Information Management Assistants. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$24,462 - $70,957
(Median)
$24K
$39K
$71K
MEDIAN: $38,904
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$10.20 - $18.57
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$10
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,462 - $70,957  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,016  
Total Pay (?
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$21,469 - $45,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.20 - $18.57  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $25.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,016  
   
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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$21,469 - $45,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154

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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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Health Information Management Assistants who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Electronic Medical Records and Medical Records are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.


Health Information Management Assistants do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $28K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $30K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $30K. As Health Information Management Assistants reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $38K.

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Experience Affects Health Information Management (HIM) Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

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 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 17%