The average salary for an Epidemiologist is $62,881.
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Job Description for Epidemiologist
An epidemiologist is a research scientist who studies the relationship between the spread of communicable diseases and the cultures and vectors in which these illnesses spread. The epidemiologist collects data to cover a variety of cultural factors and then helps to find ways for populations and cultural groups to stop, or at least impede, the spread of the disease. He or she is typically interested in a variety of often seemingly unrelated items, which may involve diet, living arrangements, hy…Read more
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Popular Employer Salaries for Epidemiologist
The top respondents for the job title Epidemiologist are from the companies Department of Public Health, Centers For Disease Control and Prevention and Booz, Allen, and Hamilton. Reported salaries are highest at U.S. Army where the average pay is $92,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Centers For Disease Control and Prevention and Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, earning around $87,859 and $82,200, respectively. Florida Department of Health pays the lowest at around $44,015. Department of Public Health and California Department of Public Health also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $53,558 and $59,000, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Epidemiologist
Skills in Data Analysis, SAS, Research Analysis and Statistical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Public Health.
Pay by Experience Level for Epidemiologist
An entry-level Epidemiologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $51,046 based on 77 salaries. An early career Epidemiologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,346 based on 409 salaries. A mid-career Epidemiologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,061 based on 187 salaries. An experienced Epidemiologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,595 based on 104 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $95,751.
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Employees with Epidemiologist in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 38.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (19.0% more) and New York, New York (3.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2.7% less), Baltimore, Maryland (2.4% less) and Nashville, Tennessee (0.9% less).
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