Health care CIOs make good money, but the size of their raises is modest compared with the increasing responsibilities they have for many mission-critical information systems being planned or implemented.

That’s one of the findings of the 2012 CIO Salary Survey from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. The average base salary, derived from 263 CHIME members responding to the survey, was $208,417, and 86 percent said their salary was determined not by negotiation but by someone else in the organization. The $208K figure might be inflated, however, as survey respondents skewed toward larger hospitals with 43 percent working at facilities of 400 or more beds.

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