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Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Salary

For Infection Control Practitioners, annual average wages total $68K per year. Earnings generally vary between $47K and $91K per year. Career duration 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 workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,540 - $89,489
(Median)
$45K
$68K
$89K
MEDIAN: $67,851
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90%

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$24.53 - $44.05
(Median)
$25
$34
$44
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$44,540 - $89,489  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
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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$46,502 - $90,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 211
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$24.53 - $44.05  
   
Overtime
$37.22 - $54.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
   
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).
)
$46,502 - $90,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90

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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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Infection Control Practitioners report a focused set of job skills. Epidemiology and Data Analysis are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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. The average beginner in this position makes around $62K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $70K. Infection Control Practitioners who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $73K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $81K.

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Experience Affects Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$69,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

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 47 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 12%
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