Health Information Management (HIM) Director Salary

Just under three-fifths of Health Information Management Directors in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $38K to $107K per year, but median earnings come to around $72K annually. In the world of Health Information Management Directors, total cash compensation can vary between $38K and $107K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $14K and $3K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Health Information Management Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (86 percent) of Health Information Management Directors who took the survey are female.

$43,927 - $109,974
(Median)
$44K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,596
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$13.61 - $39.32
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$14
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$39
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,927 - $109,974  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,626  
Total Pay (?
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$38,119 - $106,681  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 588
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.61 - $39.32  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $60.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,626  
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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$38,119 - $106,681  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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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.

Common Career Paths for Health Information Management (HIM) Director


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Many Health Information Management Directors move into a Health Information Management System (HIMS) Director role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $91K per year. Many Health Information Management Directors go on to become Medical Records Directors or Health Information Managers despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $29K lower and $23K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Health Information Management (HIM) Director


Salaries are easily beat at Life Care Centers of America, where median pay comes to just $42K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $30K and ending at $51K, range in salary is rather small.

Popular Skills for Health Information Management (HIM) Director


Health Information Management Directors seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Medical Records, Regulatory Compliance, Electronic Medical Records, and HIPAA Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 Coding, International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 Coding, and Medical Coding. Most people skilled in Electronic Medical Records are similarly competent 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 lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $51K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $67K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $73K. Health Information Management Directors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $78K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,708

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Health Information Management Directors in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 55 percent above the national average. Health Information Management Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+25 percent), Austin (+18 percent), Atlanta (+17 percent), and San Diego (+14 percent). Health Information Management Directors in Miami take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 46 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Chicago (32 percent lower) and Houston (18 percent lower).

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
$68,000



Skills That Affect Health Information Management (HIM) Director Salaries

Medical Records
up arrow 12%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 3%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 2%

HIPAA Compliance
0%

National Average
$68,000

Medical Coding
up arrow 4%

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
up arrow 11%

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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