Generous salaries abound for Allergist-Immunologists in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($170K) per year. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 61 percent of Allergist-Immunologists are male. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a little more than half earn dental coverage. Most Allergist-Immunologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Salary
$99,055 - $250,905  
   
Bonus
$257.60 - $116,350  
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$89,172 - $291,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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Hourly Rate
$20.35  
   
Overtime
$48.00  
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$257.60 - $116,350  
   
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$89,172 - $291,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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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 Allergist-Immunologists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $147K per year. Allergist-Immunologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $186K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $211K.

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Experience Affects Allergist-Immunologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$165,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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