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

Salaries for Health Information Management (HIM) Managers in the United States lie in the neighborhood of $48,935 per year. The top of the range reaches $77,823 per year, and the bottom approaches $30,879. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The vast majority of folks in this line of work enjoy health insurance benefits; most receive both medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision plans. For the most part, Health Information Management (HIM) Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this outline were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Health Information Management (HIM) Manager Salary (?
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$35,283 - $80,612
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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  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
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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For Health Information Management (HIM) Managers, career progression typically leads to a rather large increase in compensation. Usually, an upper-level role like a Health Information Management (HIM) Director will earn an extra $17,515 annually than those further down the career ladder.

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Popular Skills for Health Information Management (HIM) Manager

Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Health Information Management (HIM) Managers who took the survey. HIPAA Compliance and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 9 percent and 4 percent respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Medical Records. Those familiar with Electronic Medical Records (EMR) 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.
Though Health Information Management (HIM) Managers can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. Starting out, salaries are typically $41K, which grows to $50K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $59K. A 20-year tenure heralds decreased salary growth, and Health Information Management (HIM) Managers who have made it this far report earning around $60K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 26 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 15 percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—more than half of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

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For those looking to make money, Health Information Management (HIM) Managers in Minneapolis enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Health Information Management (HIM) Managers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+24 percent) and Houston (+8 percent). With compensation 17 percent below the national average, New Orleans is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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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

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Medical Coding
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$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%
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