Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) Salary

Median pay for Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)s in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $49K per year. Pay ranges from $32K on the low end to $74K per year on the high end. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)s (86 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)s like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,458 - $71,874
(Median)
$34K
$49K
$72K
MEDIAN: $48,730
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90%

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$13.40 - $31.45
(Median)
$13
$18
$31
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,458 - $71,874  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,120  
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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$32,089 - $73,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.40 - $31.45  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $41.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,120  
   
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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$32,089 - $73,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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Job Description for Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)

A registered health information administrator (RHIA) oversees the entering of data into the electronic health information system within a medical office or a hospital. This is usually a management job, so it is essential to have leadership skills. The administrator will oversee departments relating to medical records, coding, and transcriptions.

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Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) Tasks

  • Manage recruitment, hiring and training of staff.
  • Supervise the release of information to persons and agencies according to regulations.
  • Monitor all functions of the medical records department, including accuracy of records, coding and filing process.
  • Assist in fiscal operations, including planning budgets and financial reporting.
  • Oversee and supervise work activities and staff of the medical patient data service department.

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Pay by Experience Level for Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. During the first five years of their careers, Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)s see a median income of $44K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $44K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $54K in this role. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $67K on average.

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Experience Affects Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) Salaries

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National Average
$45,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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