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Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Salary

Health Information Management Clerks in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $12.60 per hour for pay. Compensation ranges between $9.68 per hour and $16.68. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Health Information Management Clerks report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,071 - $42,228
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$30K
$42K
MEDIAN: $30,208
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$9.68 - $16.68
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,071 - $42,228  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $779  
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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$20,227 - $36,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.68 - $16.68  
   
Overtime
$5.39 - $24.94  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $779  
   
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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$20,227 - $36,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 540

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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


Job skills reported by Health Information Management Clerks are limited. Most notably, skills in Electronic Medical Records, Medical Coding, Filing, and Medical Records are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know Electronic Medical Records also 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $26K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $27K on average. Health Information Management Clerks claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $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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Mid-Career
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National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Salaries


Medical Coding
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Medical Records
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Filing
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National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 18%