Nearly 72 percent of 1,126 health information technology professionals surveyed between last August and October received a salary increase in 2013, according to a survey from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.

The average boost in pay was 4.1 percent but there is a sizable gender gap in salaries and raises between men and women. Surveyed men average a salary of $130,800 annually with an average increase of 4.75 percent; women average $99,523 and 3.71 percent. Overall, the average salary is $113,269 broken down by six professional levels:

* Executive Management: $189,435 with an average increase of 6.1 percent;

* Senior Management: $161,255 and 4.82 percent;

* Associate Staff: $137,566 and 3.63 percent;

* Department Head: $109,478 and 4.31 percent;

* Management: $97,928 and 3.64 percent; and

* Staff: $86,536 and 3.74 percent.

Forty-seven percent of all respondents received a bonus with a median of three or four percent of annual salary. Survey results also break out salaries by region, organization net revenue, years in position and industry sector, among other factors. The results are available here.

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