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Health Information Manager Salary

The average Health Information Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $46K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority (88 percent) of Health Information Managers who took the survey are female. Work is enjoyable for Health Information Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$34,240 - $74,297
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MEDIAN: $46,193
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$12.95 - $26.93
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,240 - $74,297  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,958  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $2,023  
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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$29,977 - $69,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 164
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.95 - $26.93  
   
Overtime
$7.21 - $38.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,958  
   
Profit Sharing
$750 - $2,023  
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).
)
$29,977 - $69,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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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 usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in HIPAA Compliance, Electronic Medical Records, Medical Records, and Medical Coding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate 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.


For many Health Information Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $41K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $45K. Health Information Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $47K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $48K on average.

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Experience Affects Health Information Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Health Information Manager Salaries

HIPAA Compliance
up arrow 15%

National Average
$43,000

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 1%

Medical Records
up arrow 2%

Medical Coding
up arrow 7%

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
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 14%