15 Statistics on Health IT Strategies

Salary is the second most important factor to health IT workers considering a full-time position, according to a survey from Greythorn.

Greythorn, a technology and health IT recruitment consultancy, released its 2015 Healthcare IT Market Report surveying its database of IT professionals.

Here are 16 key statistics on health IT salaries from the reported survey results.

Most full-time health IT workers reported making between $50,000 and $69,999 or between $100,000 and $119,999. Both salary ranges accounted for 18 percent of survey respondents.

Just 2 percent of respondents reported making more than $160,000 a year.

Sixty-seven percent of respondents said they expected a salary increase over the next 12 months of up to 6 percent, while 20 percent said they did not expect a salary increase at all.

The majority of respondents (59 percent) said they do not receive a bonus of any kind. Thirty-one percent said they receive performance-based bonuses, 7 percent received a retention bonus and 3 percent receive a sign-on bonus.

Most respondents (39 percent) indicated their bonuses were between 0 and 5 percent of their base salary.

Most part-time health IT workers (25 percent) said their hourly rate level is between $50,000 and $59,999. Just 4 percent said it was more than $120,000.

One a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being highly important, part-time workers reported the importance of pay when evaluating potential contracts at 4.53.

For all workers, when asked what would be an acceptable increase in basic compensation for their next role, 32 percent indicated a 6 to 10 percent increase.

Just 4 percent said they would see a 0 percent increase as acceptable, and 2 percent said they see more than a 50 percent increase as acceptable.

Eleven percent of respondents left one role for a new one with a higher salary.

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