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 review 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.

Learning Objective: Learn factors (including a possible gender disparity) associated with higher salaries among AMIA members.
Learn potential barriers to salary and career advancement among AMIA members.


Yan Cheng (Presenter)
George Washington University

April Mohanty, University ofUtah
Omolola Ogunyemi, University of California, Los Angeles
Catherine Smith, University of Wisconsin
Gondy Leroy, University of Arizona
Qing Zeng, George Washington University

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