Health IT Jobs Come With Big Salaries, High Job Satisfaction
September 23, 2014 in News
Health IT professionals tend to have above-average salaries and high job satisfaction, according to a recent survey from HealthITJobs.com, Healthcare IT News reports (Monegain, Healthcare IT News, 9/19).
The online job search website conducted the survey between July and August.
The survey found that health IT professionals reported a mean salary of $89,879.43. Specifically, the survey found that:
- Project managers had an average annual salary of $111,648.73;
- Health care informatics had an average annual salary of $94,275.05;
- System analysts had an average annual salary of $81,574.31; and
- Implementation consultants had an average annual salary of $80,907.41 (Walsh, Clinical Innovation Technology, 9/22).
However, the survey found that compensation levels varied by:
- Location; and
- Years of experience.
Overall, the survey found that in 2014:
- Health IT consulting companies offered the highest salaries, at an average of $109,715.42 annually;
- Health IT professionals in the Mid-Atlantic region had the highest annual incomes, at an average of $105,923 (Healthcare IT News, 9/19);
- Health IT professionals with more than 20 years’ experience had an average salary of $145,133.33, compared with an average salary of $70,158.65 for those with two years’ experience or less (Clinical Innovation Technology, 9/22); and
- Male health IT workers had an average annual income of $99,566.68, compared with $82,036.39 for female health IT workers.
Meanwhile, the survey found that about 80% of health IT professionals reported being satisfied with their jobs (Healthcare IT News, 9/19). Respondents identified several reasons for the high satisfaction, including:
- 66% of respondents who said they had opportunities to learn new skills;
- 59% who cited career advancement;
- 56% who cited income potential;
- 53% who cited work flexibility; and
- 52% who cited being able to “do what [they] do best every day” (Clinical Innovation Technology, 9/22).