Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Salary

An average Infection Control Practitioner in the United States can expect to take home roughly $68K annually. The pay spectrum stretches from $47K to $91K per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Infection Control Practitioners enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Infection Control Practitioners who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 84 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$45,314 - $89,235

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$25.05 - $45.24

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$45,314 - $89,235  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
Total Pay (?
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$47,168 - $90,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 213
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$25.05 - $45.24  
   
Overtime
$36.62 - $55.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
   
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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$47,168 - $90,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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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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Infection Control Practitioners who advance into the role of an Infection Control Director are fairly uncommon. Infection Control Directors on average earn $92K per year. An Infection Control Manager role is the most common promotion for Infection Control Practitioners moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $74K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Infection Control Practitioners is an Infection Control Nurse position, where earnings are usually $61K.

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Infection Control Practitioners who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Epidemiology and Data Analysis are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $63K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $71K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Infection Control Practitioners bring in $73K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for 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
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National Average
$69,000

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

epidemiology
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National Average
$69,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 13%
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