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Health Information Manager Salary

Health Information Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $47K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction for Health Information Managers is high. The vast majority (88 percent) of Health Information Managers who took the survey are female. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,956 - $74,795
(Median)
$35K
$47K
$75K
MEDIAN: $47,345
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$12.96 - $26.50
(Median)
$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,956 - $74,795  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
Profit Sharing
$1,474 - $2,065  
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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$30,368 - $69,904  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 184
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.96 - $26.50  
   
Overtime
$7.00 - $38.06  
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 - $4,932  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,474 - $2,065  
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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$30,368 - $69,904  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88

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Job Description for Health Information Manager

Health information managers maintain the collection of information and regulate record-keeping, ensuring that all information is transmitted and stored in a legal and ethical manner. More often than not, information is stored by the health information managers electronically, although some still deal with paper records. The work of a health information manager also consists of developing and implementing health policy and information systems related to health policy.

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Health Information 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.

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Popular Skills for Health Information Manager


Health Information Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in HIPAA Compliance, Medical Records, International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 Coding, and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Medical Coding. Those familiar with Electronic Medical Records also tend to know HIPAA Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Health Information Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $43K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $45K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Health Information Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $47K. Health Information Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Health Information Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Health Information Manager Salaries

HIPAA Compliance
up arrow 16%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
0%

Medical Records
0%

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
0%

National Average
$44,000

Medical Coding
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 13%
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