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Health Information Management (HIM) Manager Salary

Median pay for Health Information Management Managers in the United States is around $52K per year. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Health Information Management Managers (86 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Health Information Management Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,443 - $80,267
(Median)
$34K
$52K
$80K
MEDIAN: $52,114
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$12.64 - $29.81
(Median)
$13
$18
$30
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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
$34,443 - $80,267  
   
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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$30,979 - $77,464  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 359
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.64 - $29.81  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $27.18  
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).
)
$30,979 - $77,464  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 156
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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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Health Information Management Director, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $67K per year.

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Popular Skills for Health Information Management (HIM) Manager


Health Information Management Managers note just a narrow range 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Medical Records. The majority of those who know Electronic Medical Records also 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $41K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $50K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $57K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $58K.

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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 107 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 13%
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