Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Salary

Median pay for Health Information Management Clerks in the United States is around $13.50 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. In this profession, a strong majority enjoy medical and dental coverage, and the larger part have vision insurance, as well. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 85 percent of Health Information Management Clerks are female. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,700 - $54,684
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$36K
$55K
MEDIAN: $35,892
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$10.67 - $18.49
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MEDIAN: $13.53
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$0$54K
Salary $23,700 - $54,684
Bonus $500
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$22,338 - $41,432
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 53
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $10.67 - $18.49
Overtime $13.75 - $33.20
Annual Data $0$41K
Bonus $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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$22,338 - $41,432
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 373

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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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Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Tasks

  • Release information to persons and agencies according to regulations.
  • Process and forward patient and physician record requests; utilizes paper and electronic systems.
  • Organize and file all patients' medical records including charts and reports in order to compile documentation of conditions and treatments.
  • Assist with departmental audits and research.

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.

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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

National Average: $28,873

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).

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Key Stats for Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Salaries

▲18%

▲11%

▲1%

National Average
$29,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Health Information Management (HIM) Clerk Salaries


National Average
$29,000



Filing
▼7%

Customer Service
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 20%
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