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Physician / Doctor, Infectious Disease Salary

Infectious Disease Physicians receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $170K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Most Infectious Disease Physicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Infectious Disease Physicians who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 54 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage.
$110,158 - $219,550
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MEDIAN: $162,824
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$110,158 - $219,550  
   
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$114,119 - $231,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 140
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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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $160K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $188K. Infectious Disease Physicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $177K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $203K.

Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Infectious Disease Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$170,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 12%