Health Informatics Specialist Salary

Average Health Informatics Specialists in the United States make around $61K per year. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than half of Health Informatics Specialists (66 percent) survey participants are women. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Health Informatics Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$40,998 - $97,304
(Median)
$41K
$61K
$97K
MEDIAN: $61,077
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$14.59 - $38.21
(Median)
$15
$22
$38
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,998 - $97,304  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,174  
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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$36,329 - $93,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 157
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 - $10,174  
   
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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$36,329 - $93,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Survey results show that Health Informatics Specialists use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with SAS, Electronic Health Records, and SQL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent, 20 percent, and 13 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Health Informatics Specialist

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $55K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $69K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Health Informatics Specialists make a median salary of $68K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $71K.

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Experience Affects Health Informatics Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Health Informatics Specialist Salaries

SAS
up arrow 46%

Electronic Health Records
up arrow 20%

SQL
up arrow 13%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$57,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 9%
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