EHR Technicians: Current Salary, Future Demand and More

The number of jobs for electronic health record technicians is expected to grow 22 percent between 2012 and 2022, from 186,300 to 227,400 positions, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Labor.

In 2012, EHR technicians earned an average salary of $34,160 per year, or $16.42 per hour, according to the report.

However, this average salary has already begun to rise, especially for professionals with experience with popular EHR systems such as Epic or Cerner. According to the 2014 Dice Tech Salary Survey, IT professionals with Epic experience are earning an average of $92,120 per year, and those with Cerner experience are earning $88,963.

The rising salary is due to increased demand. According to a Towers Watson report, 73 percent of healthcare organizations seeking Epic-certified technicians are having trouble finding them, meaning salaries for these positions will continue to rise.

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