Physician / Doctor, Infectious Disease Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Infectious Disease Physicians in the United States, with median pay hovering around $165K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. Male Infectious Disease Physicians are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. Most Infectious Disease Physicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$108,496 - $224,507
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MEDIAN: $164,660
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$111,977 - $240,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147

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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.


Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $157K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. For Infectious Disease Physicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $174K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $211K on average.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Infectious Disease Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
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National Average
$170,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 12%