Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Salary

The average pay for a Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk is $13.38 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$23,034 - $56,309
$23K
$37K
$56K
MEDIAN: $36,612
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$10.14 - $17.88
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MEDIAN: $13.38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$23,034 - $56,309  
   
Bonus
$1,572  
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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$21,273 - $40,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $17.88  
   
Overtime
$13.75 - $32.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,572  
   
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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$21,273 - $40,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 372

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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

Pay by Experience for a Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 271 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 111 salaries. An experienced Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 87 salaries. A Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 22 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,715

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Key Stats for Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Salaries

▲18%

▲12%

▲1%

National Average
$29,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Salaries


National Average
$29,000



Filing
▼6%

Customer Service
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 17%