Clinical Informatics Specialist Salary

Pay for Clinical Informatics Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $76K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. The majority of Clinical Informatics Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Clinical Informatics Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$49,919 - $103,973
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MEDIAN: $74,059
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$18.23 - $46.44
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$0$103K
Salary $49,919 - $103,973
Bonus $0.00 - $7,728
Profit Sharing $1,500
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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$45,879 - $103,709
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 620
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $18.23 - $46.44
Overtime $26.43 - $50.04
Annual Data $0$103K
Bonus $0.00 - $7,728
Profit Sharing $1,500
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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$45,879 - $103,709
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 224

Job Description for Clinical Informatics Specialist

The clinical information specialist position works in a medical facility with a significant number of medical records to manage. They build user interfaces and teach the clinical staff to use them properly. Like other managers, they must create ongoing process improvement plans and document accomplishments for regular reports to supervisors and management. In smaller practices, the clinical information specialist is more of a generalist, interacting with individuals providing and needing access to the records, as well as directing others who perform data entry and evaluation. These facilities may be entering paper records into computer systems; the clinical informatics specialists helps plan and manage this transition. This job is typically full time during regular business hours.

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Clinical Informatics Specialist Tasks

  • Consult, coordinate, and plan information system integration and usage across business units.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve software and hardware problems to ensure patient care.
  • Evaluate existing systems and make recommendations to improve functionality.
  • Directly work with staff to train and alter usage for better security, data, and patient care.

Clinical Informatics Specialist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Clinical Informatics Specialist


Clinical Informatics Specialists report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Nursing Informatics, Epic Systems, Project Management, and Clinical Information Systems are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis. The majority of those who know Clinical Information Systems also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Informatics Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Clinical Informatics Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Clinical Informatics Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 268 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clinical 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 $74,000 based on 112 salaries. An experienced Clinical Informatics Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 68 salaries. A Clinical 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 $91,000 based on 24 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,847

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Clinical Informatics Specialists, 38 percent above the national average. Clinical Informatics Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+37 percent), New York (+32 percent), Houston (+24 percent), and Portland (+17 percent). Clinical Informatics Specialists in Boise report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 31 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Spokane and Atlanta (15 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

Clinical Informatics Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Clinical Informatics Specialist?

Clinical Informatics Specialist in Portland:
"Living in Beervana."
Pros: Great beer culture here. Enlightened medical practices, socially liberal location. Great natural resources - hiking biking and watersports.
Cons: Traffic congestion, homeless population, expensive housing.

Clinical Informatics Specialist in Ann Arbor:
"CIS."
Pros: Problem solving. Helping others. Job atmosphere. Colleagues. Management. Stress level.
Cons: Strict hours (8-430 every day) Increasing responsibilities. Stagnant pay. Evolving job description. Uncertain expectations. Limited resources.

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Key Stats for Clinical Informatics Specialist

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Clinical Informatics Specialist Salaries

▲26%

▲12%

▲3%

National Average
$72,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Clinical Informatics Specialist Salaries


Epic Systems
▲1%



National Average
$72,000


Data Analysis
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 9%