Physician / Doctor, Infectious Disease Salary

Wages for Infectious Disease Physicians in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($171K) per year. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. Male Infectious Disease Physicians are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 51 percent of the field. The majority of Infectious Disease Physicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$122,167 - $225,534
(Median)
$120K
$170K
$230K
MEDIAN: $170,727
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$125,107 - $242,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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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.


Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $163K per year. Infectious Disease Physicians bring in $187K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $218K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Infectious Disease Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
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National Average
$174,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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