Health Informatics Specialist Salary

Health Informatics Specialists in the United States pull down an average of $61K per year. Geographic location and experience level 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 more than half. For the most part, Health Informatics Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Health Informatics Specialists who responded to the questionnaire — 67 percent to be exact. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,168 - $95,602
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MEDIAN: $60,692
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$14.31 - $38.35
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$41,168 - $95,602  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,122  
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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$34,875 - $91,096  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 191
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.31 - $38.35  
   
Overtime
$1.14 - $41.43  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,122  
   
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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$34,875 - $91,096  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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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 SQL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 43 percent, 20 percent, and 13 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Health Informatics Specialist

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $55K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $65K. On average, Health Informatics Specialists make $69K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $71K on average.

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Experience Affects Health Informatics Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Health Informatics Specialist Salaries

SAS
up arrow 43%

Electronic Health Records
up arrow 20%

SQL
up arrow 13%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$57,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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