Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Salary

Women account for the majority of Registered Health Information Technicians in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $15.58 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Work is enjoyable for Registered Health Information Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$28,455 - $57,656
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MEDIAN: $40,916
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$11.85 - $23.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$28,455 - $57,656  
   
Bonus
$97.87 - $5,106  
Total Pay (?
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$24,978 - $52,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 184
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.85 - $23.75  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.60  
Overtime
$16.25 - $49.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$97.87 - $5,106  
   
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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$24,978 - $52,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 559

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)


Registered Health Information Technicians seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in HIPAA Compliance, International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 Coding, Medical Coding, and Electronic Medical Records are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 19 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis, Coding, and International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 Coding. Most people experienced in Electronic Medical Records also know Medical Coding.

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

Pay by Experience for a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) has a positive trend. An entry-level Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 550 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 149 salaries. An experienced Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 109 salaries. A Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 38 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,631

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

For Registered Health Information Technicians, busy Minneapolis offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 47 percent above the national average. Registered Health Information Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Baltimore (+24 percent), New York (+16 percent), Indianapolis (+11 percent), and San Francisco (+7 percent). In San Antonio, salaries are 15 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Charlotte and Detroit earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less and 8 percent less, respectively).

Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)?

Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) in Pine Bluff:
"It's professional and educational."
Pros: It gives a very good understanding of the importance of complete and accurate entry documentation, privacy, compliance of rules, laws and regulations.
Cons: The queries to physicians for missing or incomplete diagnosis.

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Key Stats for Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Salaries

▲45%

▲20%

▲6%

National Average
$35,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Salaries

HIPAA Compliance
▲19%

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
▲16%


National Average
$35,000



International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
▼8%

Coding
▼10%

Data Analysis
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 17%