New York Nursing Informatics Salary 2013

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As covered in a previous post, the salary of an informatics nurse can vary because of various factors like, education background, job location, position title, software in use, size of hospital, etc.

The graph shown below, which I created by using current data from indeed.com, salary.com, and simplyhired.com, presents a realistic overview of what an individual working in the nursing informatics domain actually earns, as per salaries listed by these career sites.

Even though the widely acclaimed 2011 HIMSS Nursing Informatics workforce survey declared that the average salary in the US is around 98k, the statistics for New York demonstrate a different reality.

For New York, you will find that the median average salary borders around $75,970, and the highest salary averages about $93,682.

If the HIMSS survey were to be credible, we would see bigger averages in all these ranges, and this is certainly not the case!

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Nursing Informatics Salary For New York 2013

Average Nursing Informatics Salaries in NY

To obtain the data above, I used salary.com as a reference, since in my experience, their salaries tend to be very close to what I have seen across different cities in the USA.

We see the low salary average, the median salary average and the high salary average for nursing informatics positions across different cities in New York.

Below those figures, we have the HIMSS inflated nursing informatics salary average of $98,702.

The next two bars show average salaries for jobs that have the title Nursing Informatics Specialist (NI1*), and the other bar shows jobs that have the KEYWORD Nursing Informatics (NI2*).

This means that if a job is advertised as “Nursing Informatics Clinical Director,” and another job is advertised as “Nursing Informatics Entry-Level Trainer,” then both salaries will be average since both titles have the keyword “nursing informatics.”

What the indeed.com salaries on the graph show is that many times even average salaries won’t give us a realistic picture of what salary to expect out there.

Finally we have the simplyhired.com salary average for nursing informatics.

To learn about what nursing informatics nurses do, visit here.
To understand the difference between clinical and nursing informatics, click here.
Learn some nursing informatics interviewing tips here.
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Chris (20 Posts)

Chris Smith works as a clinical analyst consultant with 9 years of experience working in the nursing informatics field. He started this blog to help others learn more about nursing informatics because he got tired of reading a lot of misinformation about this field on the web. You can connect with Chris on Google+


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