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2014 US IT Salary Survey: Healthcare

May 19, 2014

Among the 1,094 healthcare IT pros responding to our InformationWeek 2014 US IT Salary Survey, 64% of staff and 65% of management say they are satisfied or very satisfied with all aspects of their jobs, including compensation and benefits. Other data points:

>> 67% of management received or expect to receive a bonus in 2014; 57% of staff say the same.

>> 49% of staff and 53% of managers believe a career path in IT and the potential for salary advancement are as promising today as they were five years ago.

>> 27% of staff and 34% of management hold an MBA or MA or a PhD.

>> Female staff report base pay about 3% higher than peers in other industries; female managers earn about 2% more.

>> 27% of staff and 30% of managers expect to receive further education or training this year; about one-fifth of both staff and management anticipate being reimbursed for pursuing certifications (20% and 22%, respectively).

Respondent breakdown: 45% are from companies with 5,000 or more employees; 22% are over 20,000. (R7860514-HC)

Survey Name   InformationWeek 2014 US IT Salary Survey: Healthcare

Survey Date   February 2014

Region   United States

Number of Respondents    1,094 healthcare IT professionals, composed of 562 IT staff and 532 IT managers

Purpose   To track IT salary and compensation trends from the perspective of those on the front lines, InformationWeek conducts an annual US IT Salary Survey. Now in its 17th year, it’s the largest employee-based IT salary survey in the country. This year 11,662 full-time IT professionals completed the web-based survey. The goal of this trendable study is to measure various aspects of compensation, benefits, and job satisfaction. This report focuses on the 1,094 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 UBM Tech databases. The survey was fielded from November 2013 to February 2014.

The information in this report is based on responses from 1,094 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.




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