Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Salary

Infection Control Practitioners in the United States can expect wages of $69K annually on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Female Infection Control Practitioners far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Most Infection Control Practitioners report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$49,066 - $92,641
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MEDIAN: $69,395
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$24.58 - $43.27
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MEDIAN: $32.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$49,066 - $92,641  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
Total Pay (?
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$49,793 - $92,167  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 202
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$24.58 - $43.27  
   
Overtime
$36.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
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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$49,793 - $92,167  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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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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There are some Infection Control Practitioners — though it's uncommon — that transition into Infection Control Directors, where earnings are an average $93K annually. Going from Infection Control Practitioner to Infection Control Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $77K. Many others choose to work as Infection Control Nurses, where pay is typically $62K.

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Popular Skills for Infection Control Practitioner (ICP)


Infection Control Practitioners seem to require a number of specific skills. 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 5 percent, respectively. Most people who know 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average beginner in this position makes around $63K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $74K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $84K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $87K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,905

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Infection Control Practitioners, working in the bustling city of Chicago has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Infection Control Practitioners will also find cushy salaries in San Antonio (+5 percent) and Tampa (+2 percent). Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Detroit. Los Angeles and Houston are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 8 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively.

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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 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
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
▲27%

Experienced
▲22%

▲7%

National Average
$69,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) Salaries

Clinical Education
▲27%

Surveillance
▲10%

▲5%


▲2%

Hospital Education
▲2%

National Average
$69,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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