Clinical Informatics Specialist Salary

For Clinical Informatics Specialists, annual average wages total $69K per year. Geographic location and tenure 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 are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (67 percent) are women. Work is enjoyable for Clinical Informatics Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$47,597 - $97,547

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$19.67 - $36.71

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$47,597 - $97,547  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,718  
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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$45,204 - $94,245  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 357
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.67 - $36.71  
   
Overtime
$22.50 - $50.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,718  
   
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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$45,204 - $94,245  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134
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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


Clinical Informatics Specialists who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Epic Systems, Clinical Information Systems, Project Management, and Nursing Informatics are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Clinical Information Systems tend to be well versed in 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $62K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $72K. Clinical Informatics Specialists bring in $74K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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.

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Experience Affects Clinical Informatics Specialist Salaries




National Average
$66,000


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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Nursing Informatics
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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National Average
$66,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 8%
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