Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Salary

Registered Health Information Technicians in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $15.41 per hour for pay. Earnings generally vary between $11.65 per hour and $21.81. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Registered Health Information Technicians. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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)


Registered Health Information Technicians only report a few specific 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. Those familiar with Electronic Medical Records also tend to 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.


Registered Health Information Technicians do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Registered Health Information Technicians in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $32K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $36K. Registered Health Information Technicians see a median salary of $40K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $47K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,364

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

For Registered Health Information Technicians, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 51 percent greater than the national average. Registered Health Information Technicians will also find cushy salaries in 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 pay around 9 percent less in Knoxville and 5 percent less in Detroit, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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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