Health Information Management (HIM) Director Salary

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 $39K to $107K per year, but median earnings come to around $72K per year. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by the company and tenure. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Health Information Management Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Health Information Management Directors who took the survey — 84 percent to be exact. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$43,960 - $108,032
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$44K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,871
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$14.28 - $39.88
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$43,960 - $108,032  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,208  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,035  
Total Pay (?
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$39,277 - $106,574  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 501
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Hourly Rate
$14.28 - $39.88  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,208  
   
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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$39,277 - $106,574  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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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


With a median salary of only $43K (just about half of the top paying company's median), Life Care Centers of America lags significantly in the earnings department.

Popular Skills for Health Information Management (HIM) Director


Survey results imply that Health Information Management Directors put a diverse skill set to use. 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. 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 $66K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Health Information Management Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $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


With a pay rate for Health Information Management Directors that is 53 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Health Information Management Directors will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+15 percent) and San Diego (+13 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Health Information Management Directors in Houston earning a whopping 26 percent below the national average.

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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
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 10%
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