Health Information Management

Membership Update: CDI Salary Survey released

CDI Strategies, January 14, 2016

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CDI salaries increased dramatically in 2015, according to nearly 800 respondents to the recently published ACDIS’ 2015 CDI Salary Survey.

For the past three years, most CDI professionals— about 25% of the total number of respondents—earned $60,000–$69,999 annually, regardless of their role. In 2015, the most common salary was $70,000–$79,999. However, those earning $59,999 or less dropped drastically— from a high of nearly 26% in 2012 to under 9% in 2015. Top earners, those making $110,000 or more, doubled from just 6% in 2013 to 13.2% in 2015.

The survey examined this shift in CDI salaries as well as advancement by education and credentials, the weight of experience on advancement opportunities, and geographic influence. It also includes open-ended comments from respondents on ideas such as additional bonus incentives based on their productivity or return on investment and better balance in pay across career disciplines—from nursing to CDI and from coding to CDI.

ACDIS members have complete access to the survey results in the November/December edition of the CDI Journal.

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