Health Information Management (HIM) Director Salary

The majority of Health Information Management Directors in the United States — close to three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $39K to $107K per year, and the median is $72K per year. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but the company and experience level are influential factors as well. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Female Health Information Management Directors far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Most Health Information Management Directors report high levels of job satisfaction.

$43,992 - $108,578

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$14.28 - $39.53

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Salary
$43,992 - $108,578  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,455  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,750  
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$39,152 - $106,779  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 503
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$14.28 - $39.53  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.82  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,455  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,750  
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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$39,152 - $106,779  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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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


Just about half of the top paying company's median, Life Care Centers of America offers a median salary of just $42K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far.

Popular Skills for Health Information Management (HIM) Director


Health Information Management Directors usually report a few specific 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. 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $51K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $66K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $73K in this role. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $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). Compared to the national average, Houston Health Information Management Directors have considerably lower salaries, 26 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession.

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
$69,000



Skills That Affect Health Information Management (HIM) Director Salaries

Medical Records
up arrow 11%

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
up arrow 9%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 3%

HIPAA Compliance
up arrow 2%

National Average
$69,000

Medical Coding
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

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: 11%
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