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Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Salary

Median pay for Infection Control Practitioners in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $68K per year. The bottom of the pay range sits near $46K, and the top verges on $90K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Female Infection Control Practitioners far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,174 - $90,264
(Median)
$44K
$68K
$90K
MEDIAN: $67,687
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$23.21 - $41.93
(Median)
$23
$34
$42
MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$44,174 - $90,264  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,048  
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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$45,804 - $89,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 202
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Hourly Rate
$23.21 - $41.93  
   
Overtime
$38.53 - $59.78  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,048  
   
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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$45,804 - $89,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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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.

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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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $61K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $70K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Infection Control Practitioners see a median salary of $73K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $80K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$69,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 12%