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Physician / Doctor, Infectious Disease Salary

Salaries for Infectious Disease Physicians in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($165K) per year. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Infectious Disease Physicians making up 52 percent of survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Infectious Disease Physicians. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$109,875 - $224,521
(Median)
$110K
$170K
$220K
MEDIAN: $165,158
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$109,875 - $224,521  
   
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$0.00 - $30,000  
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$112,444 - $235,245  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 149

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Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Infectious Disease

Infectious disease physicians/doctors are responsible for treating patients with infectious diseases on behalf of their organization. They are in charge of providing excellent patient care, as well as providing solutions to infectious illnesses and helping stop them from spreading to other individuals. They must be able to effectively explain disease-related information and treatment options to patient and their families. Infectious disease doctors recognize, evaluate, and make recommendations to control and/or prevent the transmission of infections. Some of their main responsibilities include providing diagnoses, ordering tests as needed, and prescribing medicine as required.

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Physician / Doctor, Infectious Disease Tasks

  • Examine patients, order tests and analyze data to diagnose cause of illness; prescribe treatment.
  • Meet with patients to gather and review medical history.
  • Treat and protect against infectious diseases, especially antibiotic resistant organisms and infectious diseases contracted during international travel.
  • Prescribe measures to prevent contraction of infectious diseases, including vaccinating and counseling patients and family members on various prevention measures.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Infectious Disease

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Even the relatively untested can earn a lot; individuals who have been working for fewer than five years report a median six-figure salary of $157K per year. After working for 10 to 20 years, Infectious Disease Physicians make a median salary of $175K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $220K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Infectious Disease Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$170,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 10%
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