Physician / Doctor, Infectious Disease Salary

Generous salaries abound for Infectious Disease Physicians in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($167K) per year. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. For the most part, Infectious Disease Physicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage.

$116,236 - $226,756
(Median)
$120K
$170K
$230K
MEDIAN: $167,139
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$120,043 - $238,481  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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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.


Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $159K per year. Infectious Disease Physicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $177K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $230K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Infectious Disease Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$171,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 11%
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