HIPAA Privacy Officers in the United States take home approximately $59K annually on average. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most HIPAA Privacy Officers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most HIPAA Privacy Officers survey respondents are women (72 percent). The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$42,836 - $96,373
(Median)
$43K
$59K
$96K
MEDIAN: $58,685
10%
50%
90%

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$12.88 - $34.03
(Median)
$13
$18
$34
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$42,836 - $96,373  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,392  
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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$35,206 - $92,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.88 - $34.03  
   
Overtime
$23.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,392  
   
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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$35,206 - $92,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Job Description for HIPAA Privacy Officer

HIPAA privacy officers are responsible for ensuring that everyone’s personal and medical information remains confidential in hospital and medical office settings. These officers enforce all office and hospital policy rules when it comes to the information inputted by patients and staff alike into the many databases and files throughout the facility.

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HIPAA Privacy Officer Tasks

  • Lead organizational groups, including legal and IT teams, in confirming compliance.
  • Identify, communicate and audit compliance risks and concerns, including remediation strategies.
  • Investigate breaches and potential data loss, evaluating solutions and recommending disciplinary actions.
  • Design, develop and execute plans for monitoring and ensuring security and privacy of data.
  • Handle requests for protected information, complaints and tips about breaches.

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Pay by Experience Level for HIPAA Privacy Officer

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker earns $47K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $62K. HIPAA Privacy Officers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $69K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $90K.

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Experience Affects HIPAA Privacy Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 67%

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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