Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Salary

Infection Control Practitioners in the United States pull down an average of $67K per year. Earnings sit near $48K on the lower side but can approach $93K per year on the higher side. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Infection Control Practitioners. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The vast majority of Infection Control Practitioners (85 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,071 - $91,036
(Median)
$47K
$67K
$91K
MEDIAN: $67,243
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$24.93 - $47.37
(Median)
$25
$35
$47
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$47,071 - $91,036  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,996  
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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$48,309 - $92,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 239
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$24.93 - $47.37  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $59.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,996  
   
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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$48,309 - $92,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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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

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Infection Control Practitioner (ICP)


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Though not the most common occurrence, Infection Control Practitioners sometimes become Infection Control Directors, where the average income is $93K per year. As Infection Control Practitioners progress in their field, many go on to become Infection Control Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $75K per year. Another common career choice for Infection Control Practitioners is to move into an Infection Control Nurse role. Typically, Infection Control Nurses get paid $62K.

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Popular Skills for Infection Control Practitioner (ICP)


Infection Control Practitioners who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Microbiology and epidemiology are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 18 percent and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Analysis. Those familiar with Data Analysis also tend to know epidemiology.

Pay by Experience Level for Infection Control Practitioner (ICP)

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


Infection Control Practitioners do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $63K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $71K. On average, Infection Control Practitioners make $73K following one to two decades on the job. As Infection Control Practitioners reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $82K.

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Experience Affects Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$69,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Salaries

Microbiology
up arrow 18%

epidemiology
up arrow 9%

National Average
$69,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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