Physician / Doctor, Infectious Disease Salary

Infectious Disease Physicians receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $177K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 61 percent of Infectious Disease Physicians are male. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. For the most part, Infectious Disease Physicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$117,916 - $238,148
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$180K
$240K
MEDIAN: $177,185
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$67.50 - $125.00
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MEDIAN: $98.26
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$117,916 - $238,148  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $50,684  
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$114,650 - $248,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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$98.26  
   
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Bonus
$0.00 - $50,684  
   
Total Pay (?
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$114,650 - $248,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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

Pay by Experience for a Physician / Doctor, Infectious Disease has a positive trend. An entry-level Physician / Doctor, Infectious Disease with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $169,000 based on 49 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Physician / Doctor, Infectious Disease with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $178,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Physician / Doctor, Infectious Disease which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $197,000 based on 25 salaries. A Physician / Doctor, Infectious Disease with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $211,000 based on 21 salaries.

Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Infectious Disease

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Infectious Disease Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲7%

National Average
$184,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 13%