Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Salary

The average Infection Control Practitioner in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $68K per year. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $47K and $91K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Infection Control Practitioners like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. There are far more female Infection Control Practitioners who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 85 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$44,801 - $89,345
(Median)
$45K
$68K
$89K
MEDIAN: $67,617
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$24.87 - $45.36
(Median)
$25
$35
$45
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$44,801 - $89,345  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,051  
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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$46,747 - $90,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 211
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$24.87 - $45.36  
   
Overtime
$37.22 - $54.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,051  
   
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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$46,747 - $90,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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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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While Infection Control Practitioners do not often become Infection Control Directors, the job pays $92K per year on average. The most common career progression for Infection Control Practitioners leads to becoming an Infection Control Manager, where average pay is $74K annually. However, many Infection Control Practitioners also opt to become Infection Control Nurses. Typically, an Infection Control Nurse brings home $61K.

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Infection Control Practitioners typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Epidemiology and Data Analysis are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Infection Control Practitioner (ICP)

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


For Infection Control Practitioners, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $63K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $70K. Infection Control Practitioners bring in $72K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Infection Control Practitioner with more than 20 years of experience can earn $81K on average.

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Experience Affects Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$69,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Salaries

epidemiology
up arrow 13%

National Average
$69,000


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
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 12%
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