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Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Salary

Most Health Information Management Clerks in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $12.55 per hour. Pay generally varies between $9.64 per hour and $16.60. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$19,944 - $41,965
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,944 - $41,965  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $800  
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$20,166 - $36,734  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.64 - $16.60  
   
Overtime
$7.20 - $25.64  
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $800  
   
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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$20,166 - $36,734  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 521
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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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Compensation may increase greatly for Health Information Management Clerks who advance to upper-end positions like Health Information Management Manager. Median pay for Health Information Management Managers is $47K per year. It is quite typical for Health Information Management Clerks to transition into roles as Health Information Management Supervisors or Health Information Technicians, where reported median earnings are $15K and $1K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk


Health Information Management Clerks usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Electronic Medical Records, Medical Coding, Filing, and Medical Records are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Electronic Medical Records indicates knowledge of 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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $25K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $27K. Health Information Management Clerks bring in $29K after working for 10 to 20 years. For some reason, Health Information Management Clerks with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $28K.

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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
$26,000


Skills That Affect Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Salaries


Medical Coding
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Filing
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Medical Records
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National Average
$26,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 18%