Health Information Management (HIM) Director Salary

Health Information Management Directors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — approximately three in five have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $39K to $107K per year, median earnings come to $72K annually. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by the specific employer and experience level. For the most part, Health Information Management Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Health Information Management Directors (84 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage.

$44,116 - $109,592
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$44K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,957
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$14.30 - $39.76
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$44,116 - $109,592  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,307  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,035  
Total Pay (?
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$39,235 - $107,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 501
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Hourly Rate
$14.30 - $39.76  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,307  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,035  
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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$39,235 - $107,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128
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Job Description for Health Information Management (HIM) Director

The health information management (HIM) director is the main person responsible for the coding and medical records departments. Because this individual is in charge of multiple departments, they may oversee a large number of employees depending on the size of their facility. These directors generally work in health care and educational facilities. They are responsible for ensuring the facility complies with all compliance laws and guidelines. The HIM director should be capable of implementing new technologies to increase productivity and workflow. Additionally, they are often in charge of monitoring performance in comparison to competitors and other facilities in the same field.

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Health Information Management (HIM) Director Tasks

  • Monitor, assess and ensure effective use the use of department resources.
  • Develop and maintain computerized record management system processes.
  • Develop and implement organizational policies and procedures for patient data services.
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Plan and direct the health information management service areas, ensuring compliance with professional, state and federal regulatory requirements.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Health Information Management (HIM) Director


About half the top paying employer's rate, Life Care Centers of America offers a median salary of just $42K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far.

Popular Skills for Health Information Management (HIM) Director


Health Information Management Directors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Medical Records, International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 Coding, Electronic Medical Records, and HIPAA Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Medical Coding. It is often found that people who know Electronic Medical Records are also skilled in Medical Coding.

Pay by Experience Level for Health Information Management (HIM) Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Health Information Management Directors with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $51K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $65K. Health Information Management Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $74K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $78K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Health Information Management Directors in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 53 percent above the national average. Health Information Management Directors will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+15 percent) and San Diego (+13 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Houston Health Information Management Directors earning much less — 26 percent less — than the national average.

Health Information Management (HIM) Director Reviews

What is it like working as a Health Information Management (HIM) Director at Life Care Centers of America?

Health Information Management (HIM) Director in Nashville:
"A wonderful company."
Pros: They truly believe in their employees and will inspire you to be your best. They promote from with in and have wonderful benefits.

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Experience Affects Health Information Management (HIM) Director Salaries



National Average
$69,000



Skills That Affect Health Information Management (HIM) Director Salaries

Medical Records
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International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
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HIPAA Compliance
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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National Average
$69,000

Medical Coding
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 11%
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