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Allergist-Immunologist Salary

Allergist-Immunologists receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $163K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Most Allergist-Immunologists are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Male Allergist-Immunologists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 55 percent of the field. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$98,791 - $248,111
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MEDIAN: $163,259
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$99,101 - $263,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83

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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Allergist-Immunologists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $155K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $202K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Allergist-Immunologists make a median salary of $203K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $215K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Allergist-Immunologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$171,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 18%
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