Clinical Informatics Specialist Salary (United States)

A relatively junior crowd, more than half of Clinical Informatics Specialists have fewer than five years of experience under their belt and the average salary for the field is $65,449 per year. Pay starts at $44,541 and can approach $93,373 per year on the higher side. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Benefits are plentiful in this line of work; the vast majority people have both medical and dental plans, and more than half have vision insurance. Female Clinical Informatics Specialists are more common than men; more than half (66 percent) of Clinical Informatics Specialists are women. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Clinical Informatics Specialists. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Clinical Informatics Specialist Salary (?
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$48,138 - $97,591
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MEDIAN: $68,707
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Clinical Informatics Specialist Salary (?
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$19.20 - $36.02
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$48,138 - $97,591  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,926  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $5,000  
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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$44,541 - $93,373  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 309
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.20 - $36.02  
   
Overtime
$1.50 - $53.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,926  
   
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $5,000  
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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$44,541 - $93,373  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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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

Professional skills reported by Clinical Informatics Specialists are few in number. Epic Systems and Clinical Information Systems are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 11 percent and 5 percent respectively. 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 do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. Starting out, salaries are typically $61K, which grows to $71K after five to 10 years. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $77K. As Clinical Informatics Specialists reach 20 years on the job, salary increases slow down a bit, averaging $78K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 15 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 7 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Clinical Informatics Specialists, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 37 percent above the national average. Clinical Informatics Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+11 percent) and Indianapolis (+2 percent). Clinical Informatics Specialists in Boise report much lower salaries than the rest of the country—23 percent below the national average—proving that residency is a major factor in overall pay.

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Experience Affects Clinical Informatics Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$65,000

Skills That Affect Clinical Informatics Specialist Salaries

Epic Systems
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Project Management
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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National Average
$65,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
66%
female alumni
 
Male
34%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%
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