Just below two-thirds of Infection Control Directors in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $76K to $147K per year, and the average comes out to $99K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Female Infection Control Directors far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. For the most part, Infection Control Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$75,691 - $144,731
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$76K
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MEDIAN: $98,830
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$27.82 - $67.22
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$28
$41
$67
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$75,691 - $144,731  
   
Bonus
$795 - $15,771  
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$76,448 - $147,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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Hourly Rate
$27.82 - $67.22  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$795 - $15,771  
   
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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$76,448 - $147,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Job Description for Infection Control Director

An infection control director is responsible for infection control at a designated healthcare facility. The infection control director is in charge of policy development and implementation, regarding the control and prevention of infections. The infection control director also collects data to monitor and observe infections within the facility, as well as the effectiveness of infection control policies.

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Infection Control Director Tasks

  • Plan and direct the disease management program.
  • Directs the staff in effective and efficient use of research grants and disease studies.
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.

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Pay by Experience Level for Infection Control Director

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


Individuals with less than five years' experience take home around $86K. In contrast, though, people who have been on the job for five to 10 years report a six-figure median of $111K. On average, Infection Control Directors make $100K following one to two decades on the job. Veteran professionals who boast more than 20 years of relevant experience enjoy plum median salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $108K.

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Experience Affects Infection Control Director Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$96,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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