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Health Informatics Specialist Salary

Median pay for Health Informatics Specialists in the United States is around $60K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Health Informatics Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Health Informatics Specialists (66 percent) who took the survey are women. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$40,089 - $94,614
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$60K
$95K
MEDIAN: $59,855
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$14.56 - $34.53
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,089 - $94,614  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,483  
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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$34,743 - $93,535  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 135
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.56 - $34.53  
   
Overtime
$1.30 - $40.72  
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 - $11,483  
   
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).
)
$34,743 - $93,535  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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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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Health Informatics Specialists only report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with SAS, Electronic Health Records, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 53 percent, 23 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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 for the relatively untried average out to around $53K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $66K. On average, Health Informatics Specialists make $66K following one to two decades on the job. Health Informatics Specialists who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $71K.

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Experience Affects Health Informatics Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Health Informatics Specialist Salaries

SAS
up arrow 53%

Electronic Health Records
up arrow 23%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

National Average
$55,000

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%