Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Salary

Median pay for Infection Control Practitioners in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $72K annually. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $50K and $96K per year. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 90 percent of Infection Control Practitioners are female. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$50,107 - $96,150
$50K
$72K
$96K
MEDIAN: $71,647
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50%
90%

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$24.30 - $44.30
$24
$33
$44
MEDIAN: $33.11
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$0$96K
Salary $50,107 - $96,150
Bonus $0.00 - $1,490
Total Pay (?
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$50,398 - $95,656
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 216
Hourly Data $0$57
Hourly Rate $24.30 - $44.30
Overtime $35.00
Annual Data $0$95K
Bonus $0.00 - $1,490
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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$50,398 - $95,656
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 72

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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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There are some Infection Control Practitioners — though it's uncommon — that transition into Infection Control Directors, where earnings are an average $93K annually. Going from Infection Control Practitioner to Infection Control Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $77K. Many others choose to work as Infection Control Nurses, where pay is typically $62K.

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Popular Skills for Infection Control Practitioner (ICP)


Infection Control Practitioners report using a pretty varied skill set 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 7 percent, respectively. Those proficient in epidemiology are, more often than not, also skilled in 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: $70,859

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

For Infection Control Practitioners, busy Chicago offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 15 percent above the national average. Infection Control Practitioners will also find cushy salaries in San Antonio (+3 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 17 percent south of the national average, can be found in Detroit. Workers in Los Angeles and Houston earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less and 4 percent less, 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 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲19%

▲4%

National Average
$71,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Salaries

Clinical Education
▲24%

Surveillance
▲7%

▲2%


▼0%

National Average
$71,000

Hospital Education
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 14%
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