Health Information Management (HIM) Manager Salary

For Health Information Management Managers, annual average wages total $55K per year. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 88 percent of Health Information Management Managers are female. For the most part, Health Information Management Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,788 - $81,497
(Median)
$35K
$55K
$81K
MEDIAN: $54,768
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50%
90%

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$12.69 - $29.07
(Median)
$13
$18
$29
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,788 - $81,497  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,169  
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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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$30,847 - $79,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 358
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.69 - $29.07  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $25.09  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,169  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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).
)
$30,847 - $79,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 161
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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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It's not very common for Health Information Management Managers to move on to become Health Information Management Directors. Average pay for a Health Information Management Director is $66K annually.

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Popular Skills for Health Information Management (HIM) Manager


Health Information Management Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Electronic Medical Records, HIPAA Compliance, 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. Most people skilled in Electronic Medical Records are similarly competent 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.


For many Health Information Management Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $42K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $50K. Health Information Management Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $58K. 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 $60K.

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Experience Affects Health Information Management (HIM) Manager Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Health Information Management (HIM) Manager Salaries



National Average
$50,000

Medical Coding
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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