Most Health Information Management Clerks in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $13.33 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Health Information Management Clerks like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$21,861 - $55,376
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MEDIAN: $35,886
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$10.08 - $17.81
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$21,861 - $55,376  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$21,103 - $40,133  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.08 - $17.81  
   
Overtime
$13.57 - $30.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$21,103 - $40,133  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 395
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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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For Health Information Management Clerks, progressing to a Health Information Management Director role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Health Information Management Director can earn $66K annually. It is not unusual for a Health Information Management Clerk to become a Health Information Management Supervisor or a Health Information Technician.

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Popular Skills for Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Health Information Management Clerks who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Electronic Medical Records, Medical Coding, Medical Records, and Filing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service and Filing. Most people 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.


For many Health Information Management Clerks, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $27K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $29K. Health Information Management Clerks claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $32K. Health Information Management Clerks who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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National Average
$28,000

Medical Records
up arrow 1%

Medical Coding
up arrow 1%

Filing
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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