HIPAA Privacy Officer Salary

Median pay for HIPAA Privacy Officers in the United States is around $58K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for HIPAA Privacy Officers is high. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female HIPAA Privacy Officers making up 72 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,977 - $92,468
(Median)
$39K
$58K
$92K
MEDIAN: $58,275
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$11.85 - $30.64
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$12
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$31
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$38,977 - $92,468  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,745  
Profit Sharing
$1,526  
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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$33,652 - $87,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.85 - $30.64  
   
Overtime
$23.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,745  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,526  
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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$33,652 - $87,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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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.


HIPAA Privacy Officers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $47K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $59K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $67K in this role. HIPAA Privacy Officers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $73K.

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Experience Affects HIPAA Privacy Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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