Pay for Infection Control Practitioners in the United States sits in the ballpark of $69K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Infection Control Practitioners report high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Infection Control Practitioners who took the survey — 89 percent to be exact. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$48,945 - $92,492
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MEDIAN: $69,271
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$24.73 - $43.60
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MEDIAN: $32.85
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$48,945 - $92,492  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
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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$49,786 - $92,146  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 205
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$24.73 - $43.60  
   
Overtime
$36.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
   
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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$49,786 - $92,146  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 78

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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Infection Control Practitioners sometimes become Infection Control Directors, where the average income is $92K per year. With an annual salary of $76K, 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 using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Clinical Education, Surveillance, and epidemiology are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 10 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Most people experienced in epidemiology also know Data Analysis.

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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy 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 $74K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $83K in this role. Infection Control Practitioners who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $87K on average.

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Key Stats for Infection Control Practitioner (ICP)

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
043
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
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 21%


National Average
$69,000


Skills That Affect Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Salaries

Clinical Education
up arrow 27%

Surveillance
up arrow 10%

epidemiology
up arrow 6%

Microbiology
up arrow 4%


Hospital Education
up arrow 2%

National Average
$69,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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