Health Informatics Specialist Salary

Median pay for Health Informatics Specialists in the United States is around $61K per year. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Women account for the majority of Health Informatics Specialists who responded to the questionnaire — 64 percent to be exact. For the most part, Health Informatics Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,869 - $86,830
$41K
$61K
$87K
MEDIAN: $60,960
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$13.56 - $34.87
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MEDIAN: $20.44
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,869 - $86,830  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,983  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$34,094 - $85,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 136
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.56 - $34.87  
   
Overtime
$31.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,983  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$34,094 - $85,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Health Informatics Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Health Informatics Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Health Informatics Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 156 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Health Informatics Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Health Informatics Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 18 salaries. A Health Informatics Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 6 salaries.

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Key Stats for Health Informatics Specialist

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Health Informatics Specialist Salaries

Experienced
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲5%

Late-Career
▲3%

National Average
$58,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Health Informatics Specialist Salaries

SAS
▲18%

Electronic Health Records
▲16%

SQL
▲6%


National Average
$58,000

Data Analysis
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 11%