Saturday, December 28, 2013

2013 HIMSS Compensation Survey

What is the average salary for a Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO)? How about a Director of Medical Informatics? The 2013 HIMSS Compensation Survey can give you the answer, but you need to be a HIMSS member to access the full results.

This year, 34 CMIOs and 10 Directors of Medical Informatics provided their salary information for the survey. The survey also provides information on other health IT positions such as Clinical Systems Analyst, Director of IS/IT, CIO, and more.

The 2013 HIMSS Compensation Survey allows healthcare information technology (IT) professionals to compare salaries and compensation packages. This overview provides information on the overall market. It also provides average salary increase and salary information by key demographic variables, including organizational annual net revenue, facility type, geographic region, gender, professional level and length of service. HIMSS members also have access to an exclusive on-line salary calculator, job descriptions and benefits information.


Data for this survey was collected between August and October of 2013. Invitations were sent to the entire U.S. HIMSS membership, as well as other HIT professionals for whom HIMSS had an e-mail address. Announcements about this survey were also included in HIMSS’ electronic newsletters and on social media websites. Individuals who received the invitation were encouraged to share it with their colleagues. A total of 1,160 responses were received.
  • The average salary in this sample of 1,126 healthcare IT professionals is $113,269. The median salary (that which falls in the middle of distribution) is $95,000.
  • Approximately three-quarters of the sample (73.4 percent) reported working for a healthcare provider organization.
  • Nearly two-thirds (59.9 percent) of respondents indicated that they work for a not for profit organization.
Explore the 2013 HIMSS Compensation Survey results here.

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