Electronic medical records, compliance, and other initiatives are driving demand for health IT pros. But according to InformationWeek's 2012 Salary Survey, their compensation still trails that of IT professionals across all industries.
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Median annual base pay for healthcare IT staff in 2012 rose to $83,000 from $78,000 last year, according to the survey of 636 health IT staffers and 536 health IT managers. For health IT managers, base pay in 2012 was reported at $109,000, up from $103,000 in 2011. Across all industries, median base pay in 2012 is $85,000 for IT staff and $108,000 for IT managers. (See the full 2012 IT Salary Survey for complete results).
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