Health Information Management (HIM) Manager Salary

An average Health Information Management Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $53K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The vast majority of Health Information Management Managers (88 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Health Information Management Managers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,377 - $80,438
(Median)
$34K
$53K
$80K
MEDIAN: $52,801
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$12.58 - $29.41
(Median)
$13
$18
$29
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,377 - $80,438  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $2,250  
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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$30,799 - $77,759  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 363
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.58 - $29.41  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $27.57  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $2,250  
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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$30,799 - $77,759  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 153
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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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Health Information Management Managers who advance into the role of a Health Information Management Director are fairly uncommon. Health Information Management Directors on average earn $67K per year.

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Popular Skills for Health Information Management (HIM) Manager


Health Information Management Managers usually report a few specific 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. It is often found that people who know Electronic Medical Records are also skilled in 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.


Health Information Management Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $41K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $50K. On average, Health Information Management Managers make $57K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $58K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Health Information Management (HIM) Manager Salaries




National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Health Information Management (HIM) Manager Salaries



Medical Coding
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National Average
$49,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 13%
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