Health Information Manager Salary (United States)

Health Information Managers in the United States typically take home $43,658 annually. Compensation ranges from $29,864 on the low end to $69,823 per year on the high end. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; most claim both medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Health Information Manager Salary (?
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$33,811 - $74,737
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MEDIAN: $46,364
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Health Information Manager Salary (?
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$12.81 - $27.65
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,811 - $74,737  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,007  
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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$29,864 - $69,823  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 151
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.81 - $27.65  
   
Overtime
$7.14 - $38.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,007  
   
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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$29,864 - $69,823  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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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 typically report just a few professional skills. HIPAA Compliance and Medical Records are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 15 percent and 11 percent respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Medical Coding. Those proficient in Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are, more often than not, 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.
For Health Information Managers, experience is not a major factor in determining pay, and incremental pay growth is standard. Beginning workers can expect to earn $41K starting out, which grows to $45K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $47K. Though salary increases are not as strong, pay continues to grow slightly for Health Information Managers after two decades on the job, and average earnings come to $50K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 5 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, more than half land within this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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Experience Affects Health Information Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$44,000

Skills That Affect Health Information Manager Salaries

HIPAA Compliance
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Medical Records
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National Average
$44,000
Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Medical Coding
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
86%
female alumni
 
Male
14%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 15%
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