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Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Health Information Management Clerks in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $12.61 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.67 per hour on the lower side but can approach $16.62 on the higher side. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. For the most part, Health Information Management Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,089 - $43,608
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MEDIAN: $30,447
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$9.67 - $16.62
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,089 - $43,608  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $783  
Total Pay (?
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$20,202 - $37,053  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.67 - $16.62  
   
Overtime
$5.80 - $24.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $783  
   
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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$20,202 - $37,053  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 564
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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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Health Information Management Clerks may progress into high-paying roles like Health Information Management Manager, where median compensation is $47K annually. 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


Survey takers who work as Health Information Management Clerks typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Electronic Medical Records, Medical Coding, Medical Records, and Filing are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Electronic Medical Records are similarly competent in 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 twenty years of experience only make around $28K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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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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National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
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: 60% employee benefits None: 17%
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