An Epidemiologist earns an average salary of $59,368 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Epidemiologist Total Pay (?
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$39,679 - $97,145
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97K
MEDIAN: $59,367
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Epidemiologist Total Pay (?
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$18.65 - $48.32
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$39,679 - $97,145  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,544  
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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$39,659 - $97,716  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 676
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$18.65 - $48.32  
   
Overtime
$28.00 - $69.00  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,544  
   
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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$39,659 - $97,716  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 676
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Job Description for Epidemiologist
The primary responsibilities of an Epidemiologist involve the research of, design, testing and implementation of programs related to health threats, including developing vaccines to contain and limit the spread of communicable diseases and evaluating all aspects of health safety. An Epidemiologist creates vaccine programs, helps monitor the progress of vaccination campaigns and plays a role in ensuring the health and safety of the region and the world as a whole through prevention of disease. Vaccination plays a critical role in prevention of disease and improving the general health of the public, Epidemiologists developing vaccination programs are responsible for the control of Polio, elimination of Smallpox and numerous other public health concerns. With a career as a Epidemiologist, protecting the health of the public and researching new ways to combat the ever growing threat of illness are key roles. An Epidemiologist may lead a team of lab technicians who research vaccines, collaborate with groups such as The World Health Organization and the CDC to fight disease and report to regional and national governments when necessary in creating and maintaining vaccination and public health programs. An Epidemiologist may also be employed by a corporation to monitor the health of it's employees and to research potential health hazards and formulate plans of action. A bachelor's degree in health sciences along with experience in the health field is the minimum educational requirement for a career as a Epidemiologist, some job opportunities may require the candidate to have a Master's degree or PhD in health sciences, depending on the qualifications and duties of the specific position. The hours worked as an Epidemiologist may vary depending on the type of industry or agency being worked for, an Epidemiologist may need to work extra hours as needed in a critical health emergency to ensure safety of others.
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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Pay by Experience Level for Epidemiologist
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Pay Difference By Location
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Experience Affects Epidemiologist Salaries

National Average
$59,000

Skills That Affect Epidemiologist Salaries

Data Analysis
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Public Health
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SAS
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National Average
$59,000
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Gender
Female
66%
female alumni
 
Male
34%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 11%
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