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Health Informatics Specialist Salary

The average Health Informatics Specialist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $61K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. More than half of Health Informatics Specialists (65 percent) survey participants are women. Most Health Informatics Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$40,666 - $98,713
(Median)
$41K
$61K
$99K
MEDIAN: $61,149
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$14.51 - $35.31
(Median)
$15
$22
$35
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,666 - $98,713  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
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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$36,056 - $95,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.51 - $35.31  
   
Overtime
$1.14 - $41.43  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
   
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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$36,056 - $95,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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 takers who work as Health Informatics Specialists typically report just a few professional skills. 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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Electronic Medical Records.

Pay by Experience Level for Health Informatics Specialist

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $54K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $69K. Health Informatics Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $68K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $71K.

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Experience Affects Health Informatics Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

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 15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 10%
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