Epidemiologist Salary

The average Epidemiologist in the United States earns approximately $60K per year. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though the company and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Epidemiologists survey respondents are women (74 percent). Job satisfaction for Epidemiologists is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,301 - $97,810
$42K
$60K
$98K
MEDIAN: $60,401
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$19.08 - $42.51
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MEDIAN: $27.36
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$42,301 - $97,810  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,906  
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,778 - $97,283  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 396
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$19.08 - $42.51  
   
Overtime
$35.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,906  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,778 - $97,283  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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Job Description for Epidemiologist

An epidemiologist is a research scientist who studies the relationship between the spread of communicable diseases and the cultures and vectors in which these illnesses spread. The epidemiologist collects data to cover a variety of cultural factors and then helps to find ways for populations and cultural groups to stop, or at least impede, the spread of the disease.

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Epidemiologist Tasks

  • Conduct research to develop methodologies, instrumentation and procedures for medical application, analyzing and interpreting data and presenting findings.
  • Plan, administer and evaluate health safety standards and programs to improve public health, conferring with health department, industry personnel and physicians.
  • Plan and direct studies to investigate disease, preventive methods and treatments.

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Popular Skills for Epidemiologist


Survey results suggest that Epidemiologists use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in epidemiology, Research Analysis, Statistical Analysis, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 17 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SAS. Those educated in Data Analysis tend to be well versed in SAS.

Pay by Experience Level for Epidemiologist

Pay by Experience for an Epidemiologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Epidemiologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 300 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Epidemiologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 121 salaries. An experienced Epidemiologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 66 salaries. An Epidemiologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,036

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Epidemiologists, 52 percent higher than the national average. Epidemiologists will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+42 percent), Durham (+41 percent), New York (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+16 percent). The lowest-paying market is Phoenix, which sits 15 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 12 percent less in Indianapolis and 9 percent less in Austin, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Epidemiologist

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Epidemiologist Salaries

▲48%

▲45%

▲23%

National Average
$60,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Epidemiologist Salaries

epidemiology
▲17%


Statistical Analysis
▲3%


SAS
▲1%

Public Health
▼0%

National Average
$60,000

SAS (Statistical Analysis System)
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 9%
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