The average Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $46K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)s, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)s (81 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$34,972 - $78,906
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$79K
MEDIAN: $46,134
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$13.53 - $31.56
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,972 - $78,906  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $63,616  
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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$31,344 - $77,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.53 - $31.56  
   
Overtime
$23.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $63,616  
   
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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$31,344 - $77,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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 pay tend to be weakly linked for Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)s — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $44K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $45K. On average, Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)s make $52K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $65K.

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Experience Affects Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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