Clinical Informatics Specialist Salary

Clinical Informatics Specialists in the United States take home approximately $69K annually on average. Compensation ranges between $45K and $94K per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Female Clinical Informatics Specialists survey participants are more prevalent than men — 67 percent of professionals. Work is enjoyable for Clinical Informatics Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$47,732 - $97,542
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$48K
$69K
$98K
MEDIAN: $68,891
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$19.51 - $36.51
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$47,732 - $97,542  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,739  
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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$44,970 - $93,915  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 351
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.51 - $36.51  
   
Overtime
$22.35 - $50.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,739  
   
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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$44,970 - $93,915  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 133
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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 imply that Clinical Informatics Specialists put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Epic Systems, Nursing Informatics, Clinical Information Systems, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 9 percent. Most people familiar with 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.


For many Clinical Informatics Specialists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $62K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $71K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Clinical Informatics Specialists bring in $74K after working for 10 to 20 years. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median 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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Nursing Informatics
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Clinical Information Systems
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Project Management
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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 58 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
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: 7%
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