Epidemiologists in the United States take home an average $61K per year. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length and the individual firm. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Epidemiologists survey respondents are women (75 percent). Most Epidemiologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,094 - $99,700
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MEDIAN: $60,790
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$19.03 - $43.51
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$42,094 - $99,700  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,122  
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
Total Pay (?
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$41,714 - $99,745  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 396
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Hourly Rate
$19.03 - $43.51  
   
Overtime
$35.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,122  
   
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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$41,714 - $99,745  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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

  • 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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Statistical Analysis and epidemiology are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 51 percent and 19 percent, respectively. Those proficient in Data Analysis are, more often than not, also skilled in SAS.

Pay by Experience Level for Epidemiologist

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


Epidemiologists with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $56K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $75K. For Epidemiologists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $89K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $91K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,523

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Epidemiologists will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 49 percent. Epidemiologists will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+40 percent), Durham (+40 percent), San Francisco (+31 percent), and New York (+16 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 16 percent south of the national average, can be found in Phoenix. Employers pay around 13 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
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
050
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Epidemiologist Salaries




National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Epidemiologist Salaries

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 51%

epidemiology
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SAS
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National Average
$61,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 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
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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