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Clinical Informatics Specialist Salary (United States)

Earnings for Clinical Informatics Specialists in the United States come in at around $70K annually on average. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. There are more female Clinical Informatics Specialists who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 66 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Clinical Informatics Specialist Salary (?
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$48,163 - $97,921
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MEDIAN: $69,505
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Clinical Informatics Specialist Salary (?
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$19.18 - $36.14
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$48,163 - $97,921  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,878  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $4,250  
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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$44,750 - $94,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 339
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.18 - $36.14  
   
Overtime
$1.50 - $53.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,878  
   
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $4,250  
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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$44,750 - $94,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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Job Description for Clinical Informatics Specialist

The clinical information specialist position works in a medical facility with a significant number of medical records to manage. They build user interfaces and teach the clinical staff to use them properly. Like other managers, they must create ongoing process improvement plans and document accomplishments for regular reports to supervisors and management. In smaller practices, the clinical information specialist is more of a generalist, interacting with individuals providing and needing access to the records, as well as directing others who perform data entry and evaluation. These facilities may be entering paper records into computer systems; the clinical informatics specialists helps plan and manage this transition. This job is typically full time during regular business hours.
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Clinical Informatics Specialist Tasks
  • Evaluate existing systems and make recommendations to improve functionality.
  • Directly work with staff to train and alter usage for better security, data, and patient care.
  • Consult, coordinate, and plan information system integration and usage across business units.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve software and hardware problems to ensure patient care.

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Popular Skills for Clinical Informatics Specialist

Typical Clinical Informatics Specialists report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Epic Systems, Clinical Information Systems, Project Management, and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know Clinical Information Systems also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Informatics Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $62K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $72K. For Clinical Informatics Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $76K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $77K.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$67,000
Indianapolis
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Atlanta
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For Clinical Informatics Specialists, Houston provides a pay rate that is 35 percent greater than the national average. Clinical Informatics Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+20 percent), Dallas (+13 percent), Miami (+7 percent), and Chicago (+2 percent). The lowest-paying market is Boise, which sits 25 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and Indianapolis (7 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Clinical Informatics Specialist Salaries

National Average
$67,000

Skills That Affect Clinical Informatics Specialist Salaries

Epic Systems
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Clinical Information Systems
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Project Management
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National Average
$67,000

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
66%
female alumni
 
Male
34%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 7%