Epidemiologist Salary

Epidemiologists in the United States can expect wages of $60K per year on average. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by the company and experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Epidemiologists. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Epidemiologists making up 75 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$42,134 - $98,648
$42K
$60K
$99K
MEDIAN: $60,325
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50%
90%

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$19.03 - $42.61
$19
$27
$43
MEDIAN: $27.18
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$42,134 - $98,648  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
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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$41,723 - $98,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 383
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$19.03 - $42.61  
   
Overtime
$32.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
   
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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$41,723 - $98,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 43

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Epidemiologist


Epidemiologists seem to require a number of specific 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. For most people, competency in Data Analysis indicates knowledge of 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: $59,968

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

For Epidemiologists, Washington provides a pay rate that is 52 percent greater 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 (+17 percent). The lowest-paying market is Phoenix, which sits 15 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Indianapolis (12 percent less) and Austin (8 percent less).

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Key Stats for Epidemiologist

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Epidemiologist Salaries

▲48%

▲46%

▲23%

National Average
$60,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Epidemiologist Salaries

epidemiology
▲17%


Statistical Analysis
▲3%


SAS
▲2%

Public Health
▼0%

National Average
$60,000

SAS (Statistical Analysis System)
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 8%