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HIT Salary in Virginia - VA

According to the State of Virginia Employment Commission the top five employers for HITs in 2010 were HealthPort, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, United States Navy, Healthport Technologies LLC, and HCA Shared Services. However, HITs desiring to work in cities in Arlington, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Alexandria, Portsmouth, and Hampton will likely find great employment opportunities at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Saint Mary’s Hospital, Lynchburg General Hospital, and Inova Fairfax Hospital as well. Furthermore, the highest number of job opportunities for HITs in 2010 were located in Richmond, Charlottesville, Norfolk, Arlington County, and Fairfax County.

Many HITs in Virginia become concerned with wage and salary earnings upon finding employment. The state government has reported that entry-level HITs commonly earn an entry-level wage of $15.40/hr. HITs with moderate experience can earn around $20.10/hr. while highly experienced HITs can expect even larger wages of $23.71/hr. In terms of salary expectations, the average health information technology salary in Virginia is $35,000/yr. By comparison, the average salary for HITs nationwide is $34,000/yr. Since HIT salaries often vary across geographic locations throughout the state, here are the salary averages for some of the largest cities in Virginia:

  • Virginia Beach:  $37,000/yr.
  • Norfolk:  $37,000/yr.
  • Chesapeake:  $37,000/yr.
  • Richmond:  $31,000/yr.
  • Arlington:  $39,000/yr.

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