Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Salary

Most Health Information Management Clerks in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $12.75 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.76 per hour to $16.77. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction for Health Information Management Clerks is high. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,607 - $48,528
(Median)
$21K
$30K
$49K
MEDIAN: $30,490
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$9.76 - $16.77
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$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,607 - $48,528  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $765  
Total Pay (?
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$20,451 - $37,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.76 - $16.77  
   
Overtime
$5.62 - $24.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $765  
   
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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$20,451 - $37,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 642
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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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Health Information Management Clerks who go on to become Health Information Management Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Health Information Management Managers is $48K annually.

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Popular Skills for Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk


Health Information Management Clerks typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Electronic Medical Records, Medical Coding, Medical Records, and Filing 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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $26K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $27K. Health Information Management Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $30K. Health Information Management Clerks who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $29K.

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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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Medical Records
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Filing
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Customer Service
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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
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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