For Infection Control Practitioners, yearly average wages total $68K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Infection Control Practitioners is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Women account for the majority of Infection Control Practitioners who took the survey — 90 percent to be exact. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,132 - $91,782
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$68K
$92K
MEDIAN: $68,372
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$25.21 - $42.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$48,132 - $91,782  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,750  
Total Pay (?
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$49,357 - $91,350  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 204
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$25.21 - $42.97  
   
Overtime
$37.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,750  
   
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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$49,357 - $91,350  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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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While Infection Control Practitioners do not often become Infection Control Directors, the job pays $93K per year on average. With an annual salary of $75K, Infection Control Manager is the most common role for Infection Control Practitioners to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an Infection Control Nurse role — which usually pays $62K — is also typical for Infection Control Practitioners, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Infection Control Practitioner (ICP)


Infection Control Practitioners only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Surveillance, epidemiology, Microbiology, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 percent. Those educated in epidemiology tend to be well versed in Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Infection Control Practitioner (ICP)

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Infection Control Practitioners — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $63K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $73K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $80K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $86K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$68,000


Skills That Affect Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Salaries

Surveillance
up arrow 11%

epidemiology
up arrow 6%

Microbiology
up arrow 5%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Hospital Education
up arrow 2%

National Average
$68,000

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
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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