Pay for Health Informatics Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $61K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction for Health Informatics Specialists is high. Women make up the majority of Health Informatics Specialists (68 percent) who completed the questionnaire. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,425 - $88,138
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MEDIAN: $61,015
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$13.56 - $35.78
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$41,425 - $88,138  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,040  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$35,306 - $84,333  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 144
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$13.56 - $35.78  
   
Overtime
$25.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,040  
   
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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$35,306 - $84,333  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

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


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $58K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $62K. Health Informatics Specialists bring in $70K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Health Informatics Specialists report making only $59K on average.

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Key Stats for Health Informatics Specialist

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Health Informatics Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Health Informatics Specialist Salaries

SAS
up arrow 17%

Electronic Health Records
up arrow 15%

SQL
up arrow 6%

National Average
$59,000

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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