Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Salary

The larger portion of Registered Health Information Technicians in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $15.41 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $11.65 per hour and $21.81. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction for Registered Health Information Technicians is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the larger part earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$25,241 - $54,658
(Median)
$25K
$36K
$55K
MEDIAN: $36,312
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$11.65 - $21.81
(Median)
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$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$25,241 - $54,658  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,500  
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$24,599 - $49,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 303
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.65 - $21.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.60  
Overtime
$1.55 - $33.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$24,599 - $49,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 752
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Job Description for Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)

Registered health information technicians (RHIT) must be accredited with the American Health Information Management Association. These technicians usually work in an office environment within a hospital, though this work is also performed in private practice, nursing homes, and public health agencies.

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Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Tasks

  • Identify, compile and code patient data, using standard classification systems.
  • Research and review patient data records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with regulations.
  • Enter data, such as history and extent of disease, diagnostic procedures and treatment into computer.

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Popular Skills for Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)


Survey takers who work as Registered Health Information Technicians report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 Coding, Medical Coding, Medical Records, and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with Electronic Medical Records also know Medical Records.

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)

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


For Registered Health Information Technicians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $32K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $36K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $40K in this role. As Registered Health Information Technicians reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $47K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,364

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Registered Health Information Technicians, busy Los Angeles offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 51 percent above the national average. Registered Health Information Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+20 percent), Minneapolis (+14 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Houston (+11 percent). Trailing the national average by 11 percent, San Antonio is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Knoxville and Detroit also lean toward paying below-median salaries (9 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Salaries

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
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Medical Coding
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National Average
$33,000

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Medical Records
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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