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Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk is $12.41 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Salary (?
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$19,978 - $43,611
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MEDIAN: $30,843
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Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Salary (?
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$9.55 - $16.41
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,978 - $43,611  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $829  
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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$20,044 - $37,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.55 - $16.41  
   
Overtime
$7.57 - $25.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $829  
   
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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$20,044 - $37,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 497
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Job Description for Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk

When a patient is seen by a health care professional at a medical facility, patient information and visit details are created as a record. In larger clinics and hospitals, health information management (HIM) clerks ensure records are properly created and stored and that they are easily accessible to medical professionals as needed for ongoing care. The HIM clerk typically handles computer records, although physical files may be part of their work as well. In all their duties, these clerks must follow the instructions of supervisors and follow organizational standards and practices (such as procedures for handling records and confidentiality requirements). All patient information must be entered accurately and include necessary updates as provided. In some facilities, the HIM clerks' main duties include converting physical documents into computer-based records as well.
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Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk 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) Clerk

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

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Houston
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Dallas
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Cincinnati
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Austin
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Denver
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Tulsa
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National Average
$26,000
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Experience Affects Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%
Late-Career
up arrow 6%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$26,000

Skills That Affect Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 4%
Medical Coding
up arrow 4%
Filing
up arrow 3%
Medical Records
up arrow 1%
National Average
$26,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 20%