Infectious Disease Physicians in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $174K per year on average. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under one-half. Work is enjoyable for Infectious Disease Physicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Infectious Disease Physicians who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 62 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$104,856 - $231,706
$100K
$170K
$230K
MEDIAN: $174,259
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MEDIAN: $98.26
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National Salary Data (?
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$104,856 - $231,706  
   
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$0.00 - $50,335  
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$107,411 - $243,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$98.26  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Bonus
$0.00 - $50,335  
   
Total Pay (?
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$107,411 - $243,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

  • 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.
  • Examine patients, order tests and analyze data to diagnose cause of illness; prescribe treatment.
  • Meet with patients to gather and review medical history.

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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. During the first five years of their careers, Infectious Disease Physicians see a median income of $167K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $173K. Infectious Disease Physicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $195K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Infectious Disease Physicians with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $207K.

Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Infectious Disease

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
036
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Infectious Disease Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$178,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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