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
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MEDIAN: $177,185
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MEDIAN: $98.26
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$117,916 - $238,148  
   
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$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
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$0.00 - $50,684  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Infectious Disease Physicians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries can reach six figures almost right off the bat; beginning workers who have less than five years' experience bring in a median of $169K per year. On average, Infectious Disease Physicians make $197K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $211K.

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%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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