Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Salary

The average Infection Control Practitioner in the United States earns approximately $67K per year. Earnings generally vary between $48K and $93K per year. Experience level 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. Women account for the majority of Infection Control Practitioners who took the survey — 85 percent to be exact. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$47,071 - $91,036
(Median)
$47K
$67K
$91K
MEDIAN: $67,243
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$24.93 - $47.37
(Median)
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$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. 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 report a narrow range of specific skills. Microbiology and epidemiology are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 18 percent and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis. Those proficient in Data Analysis are, more often than not, also skilled in epidemiology.

Pay by Experience Level for Infection Control Practitioner (ICP)

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


For many Infection Control Practitioners, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $63K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $71K. Infection Control Practitioners with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $73K. 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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