$69,933
Avg. Salary
$21.51
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,919

Bonus

$1,983

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Health Information Management (HIM) Director is $21.51 per hour.

The average pay for a Health Information Management (HIM) Director is $69,933 per year.

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$42.41
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$44k
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MEDIAN $69,933
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$0$120K
Salary $43,532 - $120,956
Bonus $0.00 - $14,911
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,000
Total Pay (?
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$37,332 - $114,661
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 706
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $14.29 - $42.41
Overtime $16.00 - $48.50
Annual Data $0$114K
Bonus $0.00 - $14,911
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,000
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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$37,332 - $114,661
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 264

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 Pay By Employer

$0$45K

$38,297

Health Information Management (HIM) Director Job Listings

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

54%

45%

-22%

-25%

-34%

National Average: $63,868

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).

Health Information Management (HIM) Director Reviews

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

Health Information Management (HIM) Director in Olympia:
"Challenges, and my attitude towards them!"
Pros: I enjoy all of the residents and their families, my brilliant co-workers, and volunteers.
Cons: Everyone one around me knows the impact I make...everyone except my boss!!

Health Information Management (HIM) Director in McCamey:
"Can't do your job without education."
Keep your school books and use them for references. They have helped me out of a lot of what do I do now kind of questions. Make sure you get along with all departments because if you want to have a great department, we all have to work well together and as a team. Don't ever stop learning and go to as many seminars, webinars, conferences , and even boot-camps. Knowledge truly is power.

Health Information Management (HIM) Director in Hopkins:
"That they would be cutting hours so drastically."
Change jobs every so often!

Health Information Management (HIM) Director in St Cloud:
"HEALTHCARE IS AWESOME WHEN YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING."
Always Know your job duties.Be organized so you can be efficient .Communication skills and social skills is also needed. In this field. Health care can be very stressful. Make of notes of everything. Write down your daily task. Love your job!

Health Information Management (HIM) Director in Nashville:
"A wonderful company."
Pros: They truly believe in their employees and will inspire you to be your best. They promote from with in and have wonderful benefits.
Cons:

Health Information Management (HIM) Director in Jacksonville:
"Health Information Management Is A Dynamic Field Of Work!"
1. Learn all aspects of Health Information Management. 2. Learn all coding systems, including ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT, & HCPCS. 3. Learn medical transcription services. 4. Learn clinical documentation improvement systems. 5. Learn statistical modeling systems. 6. Learn physician chart completion requirements.

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Key Stats for Health Information Management (HIM) Director

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 149 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
26%

Experience Affects Health Information Management (HIM) Director Salaries

▲28%

▲10%

National Average
$64,000

▼5%

▼24%

Skills That Affect Health Information Management (HIM) Director Salaries

Operations Management
▲34%

Regulatory Compliance
▲6%

National Average
$64,000

Medical Records
▼1%

HIPAA Compliance
▼3%




International Statistical Classifications of Diseases - 9 (ICD - 9) Coding
▼6%

Medical Credentialing
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 149 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 15%