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Pennsylvania Healthcare Informatics Salary - PA

Earnings nationwide for healthcare and nursing informatics professionals are determined primarily by educational background, work experience, and geographical location.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov) calculates the national median annual wage at $30,610 in 2008 for health information technicians, those employees at the low end of the informatics wage scale.  Professionals with advanced degrees or certifications like registered nurses and nursing informatics specialists placed near the top of the wage scale.  The bureau calculated their national median annual salary in 2008 as $62,450 (bls.gov).

The bureau’s data for Pennsylvania indicate earnings for these specialties align with the national averages.  Health information technicians earned a median yearly salary of $31,410 in 2008.  The nursing informatics salary in Pennsylvania included as part of the registered nurse occupational specialty by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, averaged $61,390 in 2008 (bls.gov).  Current statistics from indeed.com, the Internet’s authoritative job search site, also points up this difference in salaries.  The better educated nursing informatics specialists receive approximately 55% more in annual earnings than the less educated healthcare technicians.  Pennsylvania nursing informatics salary statistics for the state’s largest cities are (indeed.com):  

  • $58,000 – Bethlehem                      
  • $56,000 - Erie
  • $56,000 - Harrisburg
  • $58,000 – Hershey
  • $64,000 – Philadelphia
  • $56,000 -  Pittsburgh
  • $54,000 – State College
  • $57,000 - York

Meanwhile, Pennsylvania healthcare technician salaries are (indeed.com):

  • $40,000 – Bethlehem                      
  • $35,000 - Erie
  • $40,000 - Harrisburg
  • $36,000 – Hershey
  • $39,000 – Philadelphia
  • $36,000 -  Pittsburgh
  • $34,000 – State College
  • $36,000 - York

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