The average pay for a Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk is $12.45 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Total Pay (?
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$20,225 - $42,712
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MEDIAN: $30,300
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Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Total Pay (?
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$9.48 - $16.39
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,225 - $42,712  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $811  
Total Pay (?
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$19,999 - $37,390  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 499
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.48 - $16.39  
   
Overtime
$5.46 - $26.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $811  
   
Total Pay (?
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$19,999 - $37,390  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 499
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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 Difference By Location
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$26,000
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Experience Affects Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Salaries

Experienced
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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 Records
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Medical Coding
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National Average
$26,000
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Gender
Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 23%
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