Clinical Informatics Specialist Salary

The average Clinical Informatics Specialist in the United States earns approximately $70K per year. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Female Clinical Informatics Specialists survey participants are more prevalent than men — 68 percent of professionals. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$48,969 - $98,367
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$49K
$70K
$98K
MEDIAN: $70,016
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$18.22 - $37.13
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$48,969 - $98,367  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,826  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$44,525 - $96,441  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 422
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$18.22 - $37.13  
   
Overtime
$26.26 - $50.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,826  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$44,525 - $96,441  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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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


Survey results show that Clinical Informatics Specialists use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Epic Systems, Clinical Information Systems, Project Management, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Clinical Information Systems indicates knowledge of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Informatics Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Clinical Informatics Specialists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $63K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $72K. Clinical Informatics Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $76K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $78K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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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Project Management
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Data Analysis
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
0%

National Average
$67,000

Nursing Informatics
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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