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Health Informatics Job and Salary Expectations in Illinois - IL

Health informatics jobs in Illinois should be plentiful for the next several years as this is a rapidly growing field in a state with several large medical centers and health care systems. Many of these larger facilities are in the greater Chicago metropolitan area, such as the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and Evanston Hospital in Evanston. Other large communities such as Rockford, Springfield and Peoria have significant medical facilities as well. In addition to hospitals and acute care facilities, a health informatics professional may also find positions available with other types of businesses such as insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and public health organizations.

Because of the high demand and high-tech nature of this profession, salaries tend to be quite good. Health information management professionals specializing in medical informatics bear a lot of responsibility and the salary they receive is indicative of their importance to the health care industry. As with any job, salary levels depend on the education and experience of the employee, as well as the location and nature of the employer’s business. Listed below are average salaries for health informatics specialists in several Illinois cities:

  • Chicago:  $88,000
  • Aurora:  $68,000
  • Rockford:  $75,000
  • Joliet:  $95,000
  • Naperville:  $84,000
  • Springfield:  $81,000
  • Peoria:  $69,000
  • Elgin:  $71,000

(salary information provided by Indeed.com)


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