Research on IT Salaries Suggests Demand, Compensation Will Increase for Health IT Experts

Robert Half Technology, a company that staffs information technology professionals on a project and full-time basis, has released its Salary Guide 2011, which outlines key findings and trends in IT compensation, according to a company news release.

The guide predicts there will be a particularly strong demand for IT professionals in the healthcare industry next year. Compensation of IT experts will likely see an average salary increase of approximately 3.4 percent in 2011. Other findings include the following:

•    Base compensation for ERP technical developers – who tailor ERP software for their organizations – is projected to increase 5.2 percent next year, to a range of $79,250 to $109,500.
•    Average starting salaries for business intelligence analysts will rise 5 percent, to the range of $82,500 to $116,250 annually.
•    Data modelers can expect base compensation in the range of $80,750 to $111,250, a gain of 4.5 percent over 2010.
•    Network managers will see average starting salaries rise 4.3 percent, to the range of $79,250 to $109,500 per year.
•    Base compensation for IT auditors will increase 4.2 percent, with starting salaries of $77,750 to $108,000 annually, on average.

Read Robert Half Technology's news release about IT compensation and demand.

Read other coverage about healthcare information technology:

- Rhode Island Regional Extension Center Launches EHR Vendor Marketplace for Providers

- Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals to Pay Back $3.4M to Providers After Computer Glitch

- UPenn Study: Computerized Order Entry System May Come With Unintended Results

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