Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Salary (United States)

A Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) earns an average wage of $15.19 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Salary (?
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$25,028 - $51,976
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MEDIAN: $35,184
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Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Salary (?
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$11.54 - $20.32
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,028 - $51,976  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,447  
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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$24,429 - $46,156  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 228
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.54 - $20.32  
   
Overtime
$1.52 - $30.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,447  
   
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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$24,429 - $46,156  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 606
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Job Description for Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)

A registered health information technician (RHIT) spends the majority of his or her day at a desk working on a computer. The RHIT frequently uses computer programs to track information about patients such as the cost of treatment and the length of a hospital stay. This information is used by the hospital's management when reviewing the budget for a department or determining whether additional staff members are needed. The job often becomes repetitive as the RHIT uses many of the same codes frequently throughout the day. However, RHITs may make themselves more valuable by specializing in certain areas of medicine. For example, some RHITs become cancer registrars or optometry coding specialists.
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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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Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Minneapolis
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Atlanta
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Houston
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St. Louis
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New York
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Cincinnati
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Cleveland
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San Francisco
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Columbus
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National Average
$32,000
Detroit
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Dallas
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San Antonio
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Knoxville
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Experience Affects Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%
National Average
$32,000

Skills That Affect Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Salaries

Medical Coding
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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National Average
$32,000
Medical Records
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Gender

Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 18%
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