Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Salary

Most Health Information Management Clerks in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $12.66 per hour. Compensation ranges from $9.69 per hour on the lower end to $16.64 on the higher end. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of Health Information Management Clerks claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and more than half earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$20,278 - $43,532
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MEDIAN: $30,707
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$9.69 - $16.64
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$20,278 - $43,532  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $772  
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$20,269 - $37,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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Hourly Rate
$9.69 - $16.64  
   
Overtime
$5.71 - $24.63  
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $772  
   
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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$20,269 - $37,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 573
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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.

Common Career Paths for Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk


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As Health Information Management Clerks transition into upper-level roles such as Health Information Management Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Health Information Management Managers earn $47K on average per year. A Health Information Management Supervisor or a Health Information Technician is a typical transition from a Health Information Management Clerk role.

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Popular Skills for Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk


Health Information Management Clerks report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Electronic Medical Records, Medical Coding, Customer Service, and Medical Records are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Electronic Medical Records also tend to know Medical Coding.

Pay by Experience Level for Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk

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


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $26K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $27K. Health Information Management Clerks who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $29K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $28K on average.

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Experience Affects Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Salaries


Late-Career
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National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Salaries


Medical Coding
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Customer Service
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Medical Records
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National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 18%
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