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Allergist-Immunologist Salary

Wages for Allergist-Immunologists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($160K) per year. Men working as Allergist-Immunologists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 54 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$97,871 - $246,837
(Median)
$98K
$160K
$250K
MEDIAN: $159,872
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$97,871 - $246,837  
   
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$0.00 - $60,820  
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$99,025 - $264,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82

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Job Description for Allergist-Immunologist

Allergists, also known as "immunologists," are doctors who specify in the field of immunology, which focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases which are usually caused by exterior irritants that trigger immune responses in the body. While most people address their common allergies with regular physicians, they can only be provided medication for allergies of which the physician is aware. Allergists, on the other hand, are specifically responsible for identifying these allergens and working to discover what triggers these symptoms in certain people. As such, they are often visited when patients do not know the causes of their allergic reactions, while immunologists are specifically responsible for researching and developing methods which aim to treat allergies by way of immunization.

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Allergist-Immunologist Tasks

  • Create guidelines and care plans to reduce effects of conditions.
  • Interview patients to identify, prevent, and manage conditions like allergies, asthma, and immunodeficiency.
  • Document all patient data and interactions.
  • Prescribe medications and interventions to reduce or prevent symptoms.

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Pay by Experience Level for Allergist-Immunologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Allergist-Immunologists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Even the relatively untried can take home bulky six-figure salaries; employees who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $153K on average. For Allergist-Immunologists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $201K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $213K.

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Experience Affects Allergist-Immunologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

National Average
$165,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 20%