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Health Information Management (HIM) Director Salary

Health Information Management Directors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — approximately three in five have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $39K to $109K per year, median earnings come to $72K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The vast majority (84 percent) of Health Information Management Directors who took the survey are female. Work is enjoyable for Health Information Management Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$44,635 - $112,258
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MEDIAN: $72,314
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$13.94 - $40.70
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,635 - $112,258  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,839  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,500  
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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$39,388 - $109,426  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 458
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.94 - $40.70  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,839  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,500  
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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$39,388 - $109,426  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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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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More often than not, Health Information Management Directors take top-notch roles like Health Information Management System (HIMS) Director. Pay for that position is $93K annually on average.

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Popular Skills for Health Information Management (HIM) Director


Professional skills reported by Health Information Management Directors are few in number. Most notably, skills in Medical Records, Electronic Medical Records, HIPAA Compliance, and Medical Coding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Medical Coding. The majority of those who know 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.


For many Health Information Management Directors, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $51K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $66K. Health Information Management Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $75K. 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


Surpassing the national average by 52 percent, Health Information Management Directors in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Health Information Management Directors will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+12 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, Houston is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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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
up arrow 10%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 2%

HIPAA Compliance
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National Average
$69,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 10%