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:

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