2018 Salary Survey of AMIA Members: Factors Associated with Higher Salaries

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AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings. AMIA Symposium




©2019 AMIA - All rights reserved. Greater transparency in salaries overall and in factors associated with differing salaries can help students and professionals plan their careers, discover biases and obstacles, and help advance professional disciplines broadly. In March 2018, we conducted the first salary survey of American Medical Informatics Association members. Our goal was to summarize salary information and provide a nuanced view pertaining to the diverse biomedical informatics community. To identify factors associated with higher salaries, we reviewed average salaries for different groups (physician status, academic status, and different leadership positions) by gender. We also fitted multiple linear regression models for all participants (N = 201) and for gender, physician- and academic-status subgroup. The mean (standard deviation) salary was $181,774 ($99,566). Men earned more than women on average, and especially among professionals from academic settings. More years working in informatics and full-time employment were two factors that were consistently associated with higher salary.

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