Health Information Management (HIM) Director Salary

With a little over a half of Health Information Management Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Health Information Management Directors is $69K per year and can range from $36K on the lower end to $114K per year near the higher end. Total incomes of Health Information Management Directors incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $15K from bonuses and close to $3K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $36K and $114K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but the company and years of experience are influential factors as well. Health Information Management Directors who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 89 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$43,935 - $120,523
$44K
$69K
$120K
MEDIAN: $69,471
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$13.56 - $42.42
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MEDIAN: $21.34
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$0$120K
Salary $43,935 - $120,523
Bonus $0.00 - $14,925
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,000
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$36,642 - $117,675
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 368
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $13.56 - $42.42
Overtime $16.49 - $40.17
Annual Data $0$117K
Bonus $0.00 - $14,925
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,000
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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$36,642 - $117,675
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 147

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Job Description for Health Information Management (HIM) Director

The health information management (HIM) director is the main person responsible for the coding and medical records departments. Because this individual is in charge of multiple departments, they may oversee a large number of employees depending on the size of their facility. These directors generally work in health care and educational facilities. They are responsible for ensuring the facility complies with all compliance laws and guidelines. The HIM director should be capable of implementing new technologies to increase productivity and workflow. Additionally, they are often in charge of monitoring performance in comparison to competitors and other facilities in the same field.

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Health Information Management (HIM) Director Tasks

  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Plan and direct the health information management service areas, ensuring compliance with professional, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Develop and implement organizational policies and procedures for patient data services.
  • Monitor, assess and ensure effective use the use of department resources.
  • Develop and maintain computerized record management system processes.

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Popular Skills for Health Information Management (HIM) Director


Health Information Management Directors seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Operations Management and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 39 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Medical Credentialing, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Most people who know Electronic Medical Records also know Medical Coding.

Pay by Experience Level for Health Information Management (HIM) Director

Pay by Experience for a Health Information Management (HIM) Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Health Information Management (HIM) Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 190 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Health Information Management (HIM) Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 168 salaries. An experienced Health Information Management (HIM) Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 197 salaries. A Health Information Management (HIM) Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 113 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,646

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

For Health Information Management Directors, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Health Information Management Directors will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+60 percent), Atlanta (+50 percent), Washington (+39 percent), and St. Louis (+38 percent). Health Information Management Directors in Chicago report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 32 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers in Miami and Denver also lean toward paying below-median salaries (31 percent lower and 22 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Health Information Management (HIM) Director

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Health Information Management (HIM) Director Salaries

▲31%

▲12%

National Average
$63,000

▼3%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Health Information Management (HIM) Director Salaries

Operations Management
▲36%

Regulatory Compliance
▲8%

Medical Records
▲1%

National Average
$63,000

HIPAA Compliance
▼2%




International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
▼4%

Medical Credentialing
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 15%
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