Physician / Doctor, Infectious Disease Salary

Compensation for Infectious Disease Physicians in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($171K). Work is enjoyable for Infectious Disease Physicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. 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. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$120,420 - $226,166

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$125,101 - $242,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 145
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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.


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.

The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $163K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $191K. Infectious Disease Physicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $185K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $210K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.


49 %
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 11%