Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Salary

For Infection Control Practitioners, yearly average wages total $68K annually. Pay generally varies between $47K and $91K per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The vast majority (84 percent) of Infection Control Practitioners who took the survey are female. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. For the most part, Infection Control Practitioners enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,952 - $89,400
(Median)
$45K
$68K
$89K
MEDIAN: $67,670
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$24.93 - $45.11
(Median)
$25
$34
$45
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$44,952 - $89,400  
   
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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$47,003 - $90,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 210
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$24.93 - $45.11  
   
Overtime
$37.22 - $54.55  
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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$47,003 - $90,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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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 it's uncommon, some Infection Control Practitioners move into roles as Infection Control Directors, where pay is an average $92K per year. With an annual salary of $74K, 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 $61K — is also typical for Infection Control Practitioners, though less common by comparison.

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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.


Infection Control Practitioners do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $63K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $70K. On average, Infection Control Practitioners make $72K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Infection Control Practitioner with more than 20 years of experience can earn $81K on average.

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Experience Affects Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

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 43 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 12%
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