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Health Information Management (HIM) Director Salary

With approximately three in five of Health Information Management Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Health Information Management Directors is $72K annually and can range from $39K on the lower end to $108K per year near the higher end. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but the specific employer and years of experience are influential factors as well. The vast majority (84 percent) of Health Information Management Directors who took the survey are female. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$44,295 - $109,232
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$44K
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MEDIAN: $72,473
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$14.15 - $40.07
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$44,295 - $109,232  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,122  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,035  
Total Pay (?
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$39,154 - $107,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 481
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Hourly Rate
$14.15 - $40.07  
   
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 - $12,122  
   
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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$39,154 - $107,550  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Health Information Management (HIM) Director


About half the top paying employer's rate, Life Care Centers of America offers a median salary of just $43K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far.

Popular Skills for Health Information Management (HIM) Director


Job skills reported by Health Information Management Directors are limited. 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. Most people 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.


Health Information Management Directors generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. 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 $67K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $74K in this role. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $78K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Health Information Management Directors, New York offers exceptional salaries, 50 percent above the national average. Health Information Management Directors will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+12 percent) and San Diego (+12 percent). Health Information Management Directors' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Health Information Management Directors in Houston bring in salaries that are 27 percent lower than 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
$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


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

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