Research: Health IT Salaries: Nowhere To Go But Up

Apr 05, 2013


Health IT Salaries: Nowhere To Go But Up

Salaries for healthcare IT may not match some lucrative sectors — just over half, 53%, of staffers will collect bonuses in 2013, and a mere 18% of managers say they’re very satisfied with their total compensation packages. However, the flip side is a high level of confidence in continued employment, with 91% ­saying they feel very or somewhat secure in their present jobs. (R6460413-HC)

Survey Name   2013 InformationWeek U.S. IT Salary Survey: Healthcare

Survey Date   January 2013

Region   United States

Number of Respondents    1,297 healthcare IT professionals, composed of 711 IT staff and 586 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 16th year, it’s the largest employee-based IT salary survey in the country. Last year 13,880 full-time IT professionals completed the Web-based survey. This year 14,074 took part. The goal of this trendable study is to measure various aspects of compensation, benefits and job satisfaction. This report focuses on the 1,297 healthcare IT professionals who participated in the survey.

Methodology   The survey was designed by InformationWeek and fielded online. The survey was promoted in InformationWeek’s daily and weekly newsletters. In addition, email invitations with an embedded link to the survey were sent to qualified IT professionals from InformationWeek Business Technology Network print, newsletter and events databases. The survey was fielded from November 2012 to January 2013.

The information in this report is based on responses from 1,297 healthcare IT professionals. Unemployed and ­

part-time workers were excluded from these results, as were respondents from outside the United States. This report uses median rather than mean or average figures for salary and percentage changes to eliminate distortions caused by extremes at the high or low ends of the responses. (R6460413-HC)



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