Health Informatics Specialist Salary

The average Health Informatics Specialist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $61K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Female Health Informatics Specialists are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (66 percent) are women. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Health Informatics Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,925 - $97,617

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$14.59 - $38.21

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,925 - $97,617  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,119  
Total Pay (?
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$36,564 - $94,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.59 - $38.21  
   
Overtime
$1.14 - $41.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,119  
   
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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$36,564 - $94,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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Job Description for Health Informatics Specialist

A healthcare informatics specialist works in a healthcare institution to establish and maintain the information technology systems within the organization. This involves making sure that the systems comply to company policies, regulations, and the law. The specialist will be involved with research of technology systems and then plan for the implementation of the chosen system. Usually the ability to work on a team is important. Implementing a system may involve carrying out testing of the system before it is fully implemented and de-bugging and optimizing it as necessary.

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Health Informatics Specialist Tasks

  • Identify deficiencies in hospital informatics standards and develop plans to improve processes.
  • Assess learning needs of hospital staff and develop training to improve employee knowledge.
  • Participate in the development of health information technology protocols and policies to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Provide administrative/technical support to help troubleshoot and assist with problems faced by system users.

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Job skills reported by Health Informatics Specialists are limited. Most notably, facility with SAS, Electronic Health Records, and SQL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 45 percent, 19 percent, and 12 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Health Informatics Specialist

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $55K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $69K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $68K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $71K.

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Experience Affects Health Informatics Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Health Informatics Specialist Salaries

SAS
up arrow 45%

Electronic Health Records
up arrow 19%

SQL
up arrow 12%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
0%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$57,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 10%
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