Research: 2012 IT Salary Survey: Healthcare

Apr 24, 2012


Salary Survey: Healthcare

Implementation of electronic medical records, compliance and other healthcare IT initiatives are driving demand for healthcare IT pros these days. But while their pay inched up last year, healthcare IT professionals' compensation still, for the most part, lags behind IT pros across all industries, according to the InformationWeek 2012 IT Salary Survey.

Median annual base pay for healthcare IT staffers in 2012 rose to $83,000 from $78,000 last year, according to the survey of 636 healthcare IT staffers and 536 health IT managers. For healthcare 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. (R4150412HC)

Survey Name   InformationWeek 2012 U.S. IT Salary Survey; Healthcare
Survey Date   January 2012
Region   North America
Number of Respondents    1,172 healthcare IT professionals in 2012, composed of 636 IT staff and 536 IT ­managers
Purpose   To track IT salary and compensation trends from the perspective of those on the front lines, InformationWeek conducts an annual U.S. IT Salary Survey. Now in its 15th year, it’s the largest employee-based IT salary survey in the country. Last year 18,201 full-time IT professionals completed the Web-based survey. This year 13,880 took part. The goal of this trendable study is to measure various aspects of compensation, benefits and job satisfaction. This report focuses on the 1,172 healthcare IT professionals who participated in the survey.

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