HIT professional compensation—the highs and lows
The annual HIMSS Compensation Survey provides a snapshot of the salaries earned by healthcare IT professionals during 2015. The survey draws together information from a wide variety of roles within the industry. The data provides a glimpse into the average amounts paid in the industry, and how those salaries compare, based on a variety of factors.
Average HIT salary tops $110,000
The HIMSS Compensation Survey pools information from 1,900 respondents with a wide range of titles. Included in the survey sample are executive level titles (chief executive officer and chief information officer, for example) to clinical titles (chief medical information officer and clinical systems analysts) to IT project managers and sale professionals. HIMSS reports that the average salary in the sample was $111,387.52, with a median salary of $90,000.