Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Salary

Registered Health Information Technicians in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $15.24 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $11.56 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $20.57. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. Job satisfaction for Registered Health Information Technicians is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$25,245 - $54,282

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$11.56 - $20.57

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$25,245 - $54,282  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,494  
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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$24,481 - $47,501  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 274
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.56 - $20.57  
   
Overtime
$1.48 - $30.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,494  
   
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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$24,481 - $47,501  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 665
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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)


Job skills reported by Registered Health Information Technicians are limited. Fortunate workers who know International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 Coding command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. For most people, competency in Electronic Medical Records indicates knowledge of 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $32K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $35K on average. Registered Health Information Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $40K. 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 $42K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Registered Health Information Technicians, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Registered Health Information Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+21 percent), Minneapolis (+17 percent), Atlanta (+13 percent), and Seattle (+9 percent). Trailing the national average by 8 percent, San Antonio is the market with the smallest paychecks. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Knoxville and Charlotte (6 percent lower and 4 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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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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National Average
$33,000

Medical Records
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 18%
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