Physician / Doctor, Infectious Disease Salary

Infectious Disease Physicians receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $168K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Women Infectious Disease Physicians who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Infectious Disease Physicians. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$115,724 - $227,032

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$115,724 - $227,032  
   
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$119,359 - $239,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147
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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 untried can take home bulky six-figure salaries; employees who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $158K on average. Infectious Disease Physicians see a median salary of $181K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Infectious Disease Physicians who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $230K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Infectious Disease Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$171,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 11%
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