Health Information Management (HIM) Manager Salary

Health Information Management Managers in the United States take home approximately $52K per year on average. Total cash compensation to Health Information Management Managers bottoms out near $31K and approaches $76K on the high end; the bigger paychecks include bonuses that can occasionally surpass $5K. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Health Information Management Managers is high. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 88 percent of Health Information Management Managers are female. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,700 - $78,649
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$52K
$79K
MEDIAN: $52,054
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$13.17 - $30.74
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MEDIAN: $18.13
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,700 - $78,649  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,203  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$30,927 - $76,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 235
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.17 - $30.74  
   
Overtime
$1.49 - $39.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,203  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$30,927 - $76,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 110

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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

  • 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.
  • Supervise the release of information to persons and agencies according to regulations.
  • Oversee and supervise work activities and staff of the medical records service department.
  • Manage the recruitment, training and development of staff.

Common Career Paths for Health Information Management (HIM) Manager


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Many Health Information Management Managers move into a Health Information Management Director role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $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 Electronic Medical Records, HIPAA Compliance, Medical Records, and Medical Coding are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in 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.


Health Information Management Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $44K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $49K on average. On average, Health Information Management Managers make $57K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $62K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,297

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Health Information Management Managers, 43 percent above the national average. Health Information Management Managers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+32 percent), Houston (+31 percent), Dallas (+31 percent), and Minneapolis (+24 percent). With compensation 14 percent below the national average, New Orleans is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Key Stats for Health Information Management (HIM) Manager

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Health Information Management (HIM) Manager Salaries

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▲16%

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National Average
$49,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Health Information Management (HIM) Manager Salaries




National Average
$49,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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