Health Information Management (HIM) Director Salary

Median pay for Health Information Management Directors in the United States is around $70K annually, but employers in Atlanta offer the biggest paychecks; average compensation in that city is approximately $141K. Health Information Management Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+67 percent), San Diego (+56 percent), Washington (+36 percent), and St. Louis (+35 percent).

$41,443 - $117,435
$41K
$70K
$120K
MEDIAN: $69,924
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$13.36 - $38.72
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MEDIAN: $21.14
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,443 - $117,435  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,459  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$35,798 - $107,069  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 419
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$13.36 - $38.72  
   
Overtime
$15.67 - $49.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,459  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,000  
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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$35,798 - $107,069  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 156

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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

  • 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.
  • Develop and implement organizational policies and procedures for patient data services.
  • Monitor, assess and ensure effective use the use of department resources.
  • Develop and maintain computerized record management system processes.

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Popular Skills for Health Information Management (HIM) Director


Survey results show that Health Information Management Directors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Operations Management and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Those listing Medical Credentialing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 Coding and International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 Coding also typically command lower compensation. 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $49K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $62K. For Health Information Management Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $71K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $84K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,986

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Key Stats for Health Information Management (HIM) Director

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Health Information Management (HIM) Director Salaries

▲33%

▲13%

National Average
$63,000

▼1%

▼22%

Skills That Affect Health Information Management (HIM) Director Salaries

Operations Management
▲34%

Regulatory Compliance
▲7%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼0%

Medical Records
▼0%

National Average
$63,000




International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
▼5%

Medical Credentialing
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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