Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Salary

Pay for Infection Control Practitioners in the United States sits in the ballpark of $71K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Infection Control Practitioners who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 90 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Infection Control Practitioners. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$51,358 - $96,387
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$72K
$96K
MEDIAN: $71,721
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$24.07 - $45.19
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MEDIAN: $32.66
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$0$96K
Salary $51,358 - $96,387
Bonus $0.00 - $1,350
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$51,086 - $96,036
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 224
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $24.07 - $45.19
Overtime $37.50
Annual Data $0$96K
Bonus $0.00 - $1,350
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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$51,086 - $96,036
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 76

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Job Description for Infection Control Practitioner (ICP)

Infection control practitioners (ICPs) investigate infections that are present in patients and staff within hospitals. These practitioners may be registered nurses or microbiologists/technologists as certified by the ASCP. Different hospitals may prefer applicants with different certifications; many ICP positions require applicants who have graduated from an accredited nursing school.

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Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) 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.

Common Career Paths for Infection Control Practitioner (ICP)


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It's not very common for Infection Control Practitioners to move on to become Infection Control Directors. Average pay for an Infection Control Director is $93K annually. More often than not, an Infection Control Manager role is the next step for Infection Control Practitioners moving up in the field. Infection Control Managers usually make $77K per year. Many other Infection Control Practitioners choose to take on an Infection Control Nurse role, where salaries are typically $62K.

Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Infection Control Practitioner (ICP)


Infection Control Practitioners report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Clinical Education and Surveillance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent and 8 percent, respectively. Most people who know epidemiology also know Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Infection Control Practitioner (ICP)

Pay by Experience for an Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) has a positive trend. An entry-level Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 169 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) 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 78 salaries. An experienced Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 46 salaries. An Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) 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 27 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,490

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

For those looking to make money, Infection Control Practitioners in Chicago enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 15 percent above the national average. Infection Control Practitioners will also find cushy salaries in San Antonio (+3 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Detroit. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Los Angeles and Houston (10 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Infection Control Practitioner (ICP)

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

Experienced
▲20%

▲5%

National Average
$70,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Salaries

Clinical Education
▲25%

Surveillance
▲8%

▲3%


▼0%

Hospital Education
▼0%

National Average
$70,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 14%
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