Registered Health Information Technicians in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $15.50 per hour for pay. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Most Registered Health Information Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,690 - $57,137
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$27,690 - $57,137  
   
Bonus
$40.27 - $5,068  
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$24,982 - $52,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 194
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Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $23.63  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.60  
Overtime
$15.62 - $48.77  
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$40.27 - $5,068  
   
Total Pay (?
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$24,982 - $52,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 588

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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 report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 Coding can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. HIPAA Compliance and Medical Coding are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 6 percent and 20 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Coding, International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 Coding, and Medical Records. Most people experienced in Electronic Medical Records also know Medical Coding.

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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $33K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $37K. Registered Health Information Technicians see a median salary of $41K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $50K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,374

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

Registered Health Information Technicians will find that Minneapolis offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 48 percent. Registered Health Information Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Baltimore (+25 percent), New York (+17 percent), Indianapolis (+11 percent), and San Francisco (+8 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Antonio, 14 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Charlotte (9 percent lower) and Detroit (8 percent lower).

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 56 votes.
052
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Salaries




National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Salaries

International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 10 (ICD - 10) Coding
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HIPAA Compliance
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National Average
$34,000

Data Analysis
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International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
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Coding
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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