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Health Information Manager Salary

Pay for Health Information Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $47K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Women make up the vast majority of Health Information Managers (88 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$34,885 - $75,014
(Median)
$35K
$47K
$75K
MEDIAN: $47,328
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50%
90%

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$12.81 - $26.45
(Median)
$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,885 - $75,014  
   
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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$30,102 - $69,938  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 182
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.81 - $26.45  
   
Overtime
$7.05 - $37.94  
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.
)
$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).
)
$30,102 - $69,938  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89

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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


Survey takers who work as Health Information Managers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in HIPAA Compliance, Medical Records, Electronic Medical Records, and Medical Coding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Medical Coding. It is often found that people who know Electronic Medical Records are also skilled in HIPAA Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Health Information Manager

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $42K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $45K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $48K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $47K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Health Information Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Health Information Manager Salaries

HIPAA Compliance
up arrow 20%

Medical Records
0%

National Average
$44,000

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 1%

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
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 14%