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Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Salary

Infection Control Practitioners in the United States can expect to earn an average of $68K per year. Compensation ranges from $46K on the lower end to $90K per year on the higher end. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Infection Control Practitioners (85 percent) who responded to the survey are women. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of Infection Control Practitioners claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,620 - $89,727
(Median)
$45K
$68K
$90K
MEDIAN: $67,616
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50%
90%

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$24.37 - $43.09
(Median)
$24
$34
$43
MEDIAN: $34.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$44,620 - $89,727  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,948  
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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$46,398 - $90,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 207
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$24.37 - $43.09  
   
Overtime
$39.10 - $58.96  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,948  
   
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).
)
$46,398 - $90,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89

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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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Survey results show that Infection Control Practitioners typically report just a few 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.


Infection Control Practitioners do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $62K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $70K. For Infection Control Practitioners, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $73K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Infection Control Practitioners with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $80K.

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Experience Affects Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$69,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Salaries

epidemiology
up arrow 14%

National Average
$69,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 12%