$36,417
Avg. Salary
$13.70
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$509

Bonus

$910

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk is $13.70 per hour.

The average pay for a Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk is $36,417 per year.

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$10.47
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$13.70
50%
$18.52
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MEDIAN $13.70
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$24k
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$36k
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$55k
90%
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MEDIAN $36,417
$24,134 - $55,094
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MEDIAN: $36,417
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$0$55K
Salary $24,134 - $55,094
Bonus $0.00 - $5,000
Profit Sharing $910
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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$22,122 - $41,468
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 93
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $10.47 - $18.52
Overtime $14.66 - $32.52
Annual Data $0$41K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,000
Profit Sharing $910
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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$22,122 - $41,468
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 669

Job Description for Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk

When a patient is seen by a health care professional at a medical facility, patient information and visit details are created as a record. In larger clinics and hospitals, health information management (HIM) clerks ensure records are properly created and stored and that they are easily accessible to medical professionals as needed for ongoing care. The HIM clerk typically handles computer records, although physical files may be part of their work as well. In all their duties, these clerks must follow the instructions of supervisors and follow organizational standards and practices (such as procedures for handling records and confidentiality requirements). All patient information must be entered accurately and include necessary updates as provided. In some facilities, the HIM clerks' main duties include converting physical documents into computer-based records as well.

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Common Career Paths for Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk


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As Health Information Management Clerks transition into upper-level roles such as Health Information Management Director, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Health Information Management Directors earn $65K on average per year. A Health Information Management Clerk may also move into a role as a Health Information Management Supervisor or a Health Information Technician.

Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Job Listings

Popular Skills for Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk


Health Information Management Clerks who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Electronic Medical Records, Medical Records, Medical Coding, and Filing are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service, Filing, and Medical Coding. Most people skilled in Electronic Medical Records are similarly competent in Medical Coding.

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

Pay by Experience for a Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 271 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 111 salaries. An experienced Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 87 salaries. A Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 22 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

13%

8%

1%

National Average: $29,238

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

Health Information Management Clerks will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 54 percent. Health Information Management Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+27 percent), Houston (+14 percent), Dallas (+9 percent), and Cincinnati (+7 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Health Information Management Clerks is geography, with workers in Springfield earning a whopping 23 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Indianapolis (14 percent lower) and Los Angeles (10 percent lower).

Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk?

Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk in Detroit:
"Working in Detroit is great. I am not to far from home."
Pros: I am close to good outing places
Cons: The high cost of taxes and car insurance

Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk in Birmingham:
"Okay."
Pros: co workers
Cons: crime rate in birmingham

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Key Stats for Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Salaries

▲16%

▲10%

National Average
$29,000

▼1%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Salaries

National Average
$29,000




Filing
▼8%

Customer Service
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 18%