Physician / Doctor, Infectious Disease Salary

Salaries for Infectious Disease Physicians in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($171K) per year. 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. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.

$122,167 - $225,534
(Median)
$120K
$170K
$230K
MEDIAN: $170,727
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$122,167 - $225,534  
   
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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.


Substantial, six-figure paychecks show up early in this area; folks who have worked for fewer than five years report earning a median of $163K. Infectious Disease Physicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $187K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $218K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Infectious Disease Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

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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