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Bottom 5 Epic and Cerner Average Incomes in the United States

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In our article last week, we covered the top 5 highest average income in the U.S. for Epic and Cerner Trainer.  This week we are going to cover the lowest 5 average incomes for the two roles.  These figures are an average of posted roles advertised across the nation over the past 12 months.

According to Ziprecruiter, here are the bottom 5 lowest average income states for Epic and Cerner Trainer roles:

  1. North Carolina
  2. Florida
  3. Arkansas
  4. Illinois
  5. Michigan

In North Carolina, an Epic Trainer averages around $80,161.00 and a Cerner trainer averages $55,012.00.  While the top highest earning state, New York, has an Epic trainer averaging at $111,329 and Cerner trainer averages $76,402.00. There is about 20-30k difference in between the two states. There are many factors that affect why there might be such a big difference: cost of living, higher/lower demand in a area or the need for specialized skills.

Interestingly, the lowest average incomes in the Epic / Cerner arena do not follow the 5 poorest states/ lowest average incomes across every State as posted by USA Today.  This has us asking: what is actually driving the average salaries across the US for Epic and Cerner candidates and does where you live make a difference?  Global Healthcare It, Inc. will research this further and publish the results in a later article.

As the demand for healthcare EHR grows, why not start your career in the field now?

Read more on the article “The Road to Epic Certification” by Amy Demski to learn more about Epic Certification and read more on the article “Different Types of Epic Modules and Highest Demand Certifications” to see which would be more beneficial to you.


If you are looking for your next career move or contract opportunity, please email your resume to to be connected with one of our experienced Epic or Cerner Specialists.


This article was created by Stephanie Sok, Business Researcher, Global Healthcare IT, Inc. with assistance from the following base line articles: For more on each please click on the link.

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