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Health Information Management (HIM) Manager Salary (United States)

Pay for Health Information Management Managers in the United States is typically around $52K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The greater part enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Women make up the vast majority of Health Information Management Managers (85 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Health Information Management (HIM) Manager Salary (?
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$35,283 - $80,612
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $52,088
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Health Information Management (HIM) Manager Salary (?
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$11.83 - $29.70
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,283 - $80,612  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,223  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $2,000  
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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$30,879 - $77,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 359
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.83 - $29.70  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,223  
   
Profit Sharing
$509 - $2,000  
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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$30,879 - $77,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 151
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Job Description for Health Information Management (HIM) Manager

To ensure patient safety, legal compliance, and cost-effectiveness in medical care, facilities maintain large, complex databases of patient information and treatment data. It is the duty of the health information management (HIM) manager to maintain that system of vital medical documentation, which typically includes medical records, patient data, diagnostic records, laboratory and examination results, and internal hospital memoranda. They must make sure that the data is current, accurate, and in compliance with institutional ethical standards and patient privacy laws. The HIM manager also compiles information from doctors, patients, and insurance companies, entering this data into the health information system and executing safeguards to ensure that only authorized personnel have access to this information. As HIM operations exist on many levels at a variety of organization, from private practices to hospitals, the working environment and hours may vary greatly.
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Health Information Management (HIM) Manager Tasks
  • Oversee and supervise work activities and staff of the medical records service department.
  • Manage the recruitment, training and development of staff.
  • Supervise the release of information to persons and agencies according to regulations.
  • Assist in fiscal operations, including planning budgets and financial reporting.
  • Monitor all functions of department ensuring services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.

Common Career Paths for Health Information Management (HIM) Manager

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Additional career progression can often lead to a hefty increase in pay for Health Information Management Managers. Many move into a Health Information Management Director role where pay averages at $66K per year.

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Popular Skills for Health Information Management (HIM) Manager

Survey takers who work as Health Information Management Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in HIPAA Compliance, Electronic Medical Records , Medical Coding, and Medical Records are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Medical Records. Those familiar with Electronic Medical Records also tend to know Medical Records.

Pay by Experience Level for Health Information Management (HIM) Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Health Information Management Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $41K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $50K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $59K. Health Information Management Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $60K. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up nearly one in four of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining one-seventh.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$49,000
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Minneapolis is home to an above-average pay rate for Health Information Management Managers, 25 percent higher than the national average. Health Information Management Managers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+24 percent) and Houston (+8 percent). New Orleans is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent.

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Experience Affects Health Information Management (HIM) Manager Salaries

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$49,000

Skills That Affect Health Information Management (HIM) Manager Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Medical Coding
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National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
85%
female alumni
 
Male
15%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 13%