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Health Information Management (HIM) Director Salary

Health Information Management Directors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up nearly three in five of Health Information Management Directors. Pay fluctuates from $39K to $108K per year, but expected earnings average $73K annually. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but the specific employer and years of experience are influential factors as well. Health Information Management Directors who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 84 percent. For the most part, Health Information Management Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage.

$44,351 - $110,441
(Median)
$44K
$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,577
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$13.93 - $40.35
(Median)
$14
$20
$40
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,351 - $110,441  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,281  
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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$39,011 - $108,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 476
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.93 - $40.35  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.85  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,281  
   
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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$39,011 - $108,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120

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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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There are some Health Information Management Directors — though it's uncommon — that transition into Health Information Management System (HIMS) Directors, where earnings are an average $96K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Health Information Management (HIM) Director


With a median employee salary of $42K, Life Care Centers of America pays significantly less than its competitors (about half the top paying employer's rate).

Popular Skills for Health Information Management (HIM) Director


Health Information Management Directors note just a narrow range of job skills. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Medical Coding. Most people familiar with Electronic Medical Records also know 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Health Information Management Directors. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $51K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $67K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $75K. 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 $79K.

Pay Difference by Location


Health Information Management Directors will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 50 percent. Health Information Management Directors will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+12 percent) and San Diego (+4 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Health Information Management Directors in Houston earning a whopping 27 percent below 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
$70,000



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
$70,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 10%