Health Information Management (HIM) Director Salary

Health Information Management Directors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with slightly less than three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $72K annually on average but can range from $38K to $107K per year. Total cash compensation for Health Information Management Directors runs from $38K to $107K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $14K and profit sharing that can reach almost $3K. While the specific employer and experience level impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Female Health Information Management Directors far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. For the most part, Health Information Management Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,927 - $109,974
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$44K
$72K
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MEDIAN: $71,596
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$13.61 - $39.32
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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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Health Information Management Directors who move on to become Health Information Management System (HIMS) Directors may enjoy significant pay raises, as Health Information Management System (HIMS) Directors get paid an average of $91K per year. Health Information Management Directors most often move into Medical Records Director or Health Information Manager roles. However, the former pays $29K less on average, and the latter pays $23K less.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Health Information Management (HIM) Director


Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $30K to just $51K — but Life Care Centers of America offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $42K.

Popular Skills for Health Information Management (HIM) Director


Health Information Management Directors report using a wide range of professional 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. Those proficient in Electronic Medical Records are, more often than not, 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $51K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $67K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $73K in this role. Health Information Management Directors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $78K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,708

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

For Health Information Management Directors, New York provides a pay rate that is 55 percent greater than 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 make 46 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Chicago (32 percent less) and Houston (18 percent less).

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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