Health Informatics Specialist Salary

Average Health Informatics Specialists in the United States make around $60K per year. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Health Informatics Specialists is high. Women account for the majority of Health Informatics Specialists who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,845 - $95,913
(Median)
$41K
$60K
$96K
MEDIAN: $60,485
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90%

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$14.68 - $35.48
(Median)
$15
$22
$35
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,845 - $95,913  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,247  
Total Pay (?
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$36,412 - $93,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $35.48  
   
Overtime
$1.14 - $41.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,247  
   
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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$36,412 - $93,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53

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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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Professional skills reported by Health Informatics Specialists are few in number. Most notably, facility with SAS and Electronic Health Records are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 51 percent and 21 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Electronic Medical Records.

Pay by Experience Level for Health Informatics Specialist

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $54K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $68K. For Health Informatics Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $67K. 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 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Health Informatics Specialist Salaries

SAS
up arrow 51%

Electronic Health Records
up arrow 21%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

National Average
$56,000

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%