For Health Informatics Specialists, annual average wages total $61K per year. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Female Health Informatics Specialists survey participants are more prevalent than men — 63 percent of professionals. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$41,519 - $84,543
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MEDIAN: $60,913
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$13.78 - $35.40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$41,519 - $84,543  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,040  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$35,397 - $84,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.78 - $35.40  
   
Overtime
$31.03  
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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$35,397 - $84,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61

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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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $61K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $58K. Health Informatics Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $65K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $59K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Key Stats for Health Informatics Specialist

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
051
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Health Informatics Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Health Informatics Specialist Salaries

SAS
up arrow 19%

Electronic Health Records
up arrow 16%

SQL
up arrow 5%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
0%

National Average
$59,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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