Salaries for Infectious Disease Physicians in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($174K) per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. 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. Most Infectious Disease Physicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$118,066 - $232,760
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$120K
$170K
$230K
MEDIAN: $174,241
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$98
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MEDIAN: $98.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$118,066 - $232,760  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $65,931  
Total Pay (?
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$116,350 - $243,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$98.26  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Bonus
$0.00 - $65,931  
   
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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$116,350 - $243,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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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.


For many Infectious Disease Physicians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $166K. Infectious Disease Physicians see a median salary of $190K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $211K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Infectious Disease Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$177,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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