It’s a good time to be a healthcare IT professional and an even better time to specialize in Epic Systems software, according to the Epic salaries chart seen here.
On average, a hospital IT staff person (non-management) earns around $86,000, according to the most recent HIMSS compensation survey, but Epic talent may earn slightly more, per salary data gathered by Indeed.com.
These Epic pay averages are calculated from job and salary information provided by U.S. employers that post to the Indeed job site. Average Epic salaries are based on a minimum of 75 data sources from the past 12 months (with the exception of the Report Writer role, which has fewer than 75 sources).
It’s important to remember that an average is just that. Epic salaries may range considerably lower or higher depending on the size and location of the employer, and the training and experience of the employee (e.g., analysts with multiple Epic certifications).
Representative Epic Salaries
Epic Application Coordinator Salary - $112,000
Application Coordinators have primary responsibility for system build, testing, validation, and ongoing support of assigned applications. Some employers will require more technical/build experience than others. In this role, you are a subject matter expert with deep knowledge of one or more Epic applications, and you work collaboratively to ensure team goals are met during implementations, Go-Lives and any subsequent upgrades or application changes. Coordinators may report to an Application Manager but may also manage other Application Analysts.
Epic Project Manager Salary - $102,000
Epic PMs play a vital role to ensure project deliverables are met within a target timeline and budget. In addition to Epic-specific application knowledge, you are an expert in the principles of project management and may have a PMP certificate or equivalent experience in a healthcare IT setting. PMs develop a project charter, scope, schedule and major milestones for all project-related activities, and use their strong communication skills to keep stakeholders informed and on track.
Epic Analyst Salary - $97,000
Requirements for Epic Analysts can vary by employer. Some analyst roles require deep technical/build background, while others are suited to individuals with more generalized application knowledge or even clinical experience. Newly certified, less experienced analysts are at the lower end of the salary scale. More experienced builders with multiple Epic implementations can earn big dollars as Senior Analysts.
Epic Report Writer Salary - $87,000
Report Writers drive analysis, planning, design, creation, testing and maintenance of reports from Epic applications. In addition to Epic application knowledge, your background will typically include familiarity with data modeling concepts and commonly used databases and report writing tools, such as SQL, BusinessObjects and Crystal Reports. Skilled Epic Report Writers often have specific training (and certification) in Epic’s Reporting Workbench and its Clarity relational database.
Epic Trainer Salary - $85,000
As an Epic Trainer, you are a critical link between the implementation team and Epic end users. Based on your knowledge of Epic applications, you may work in a classroom or side-by-side with users to familiarize them with the practical, day-to-day functionality of the software. Your pay is based on your Epic experience (and whether you are Epic credentialed and/or certified) as well as your educational background and knowledge of instructional design.