Epidemiologist Salary

Average Epidemiologists in the United States make around $61K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by the company and tenure. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Epidemiologists make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$42,658 - $99,376
$43K
$61K
$99K
MEDIAN: $60,630
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50%
90%

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$18.90 - $42.41
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$42
MEDIAN: $26.88
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$0$99K
Salary $42,658 - $99,376
Bonus $0.00 - $9,849
Profit Sharing $5,000
Total Pay (?
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$41,918 - $99,098
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 392
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $18.90 - $42.41
Overtime $45.00
Annual Data $0$99K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,849
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$41,918 - $99,098
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 41

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.

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Epidemiologist Tasks

  • Conduct research to develop methodologies, instrumentation and procedures for medical application, analyzing and interpreting data and presenting findings.
  • Plan, administer and evaluate health safety standards and programs to improve public health, conferring with health department, industry personnel and physicians.
  • Plan and direct studies to investigate disease, preventive methods and treatments.

Epidemiologist Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Epidemiologist


Popular Skills for Epidemiologist


Epidemiologists report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in epidemiology, Research Analysis, Statistical Analysis, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 16 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include SAS. The majority of those who know Data Analysis also know SAS.

Pay by Experience Level for Epidemiologist

Pay by Experience for an Epidemiologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Epidemiologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 300 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Epidemiologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 121 salaries. An experienced Epidemiologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 66 salaries. An Epidemiologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,126

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Epidemiologists, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Epidemiologists will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+41 percent), Durham (+41 percent), New York (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+16 percent). Falling short of the national average by 15 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Phoenix. Employers also pay below the national average in Indianapolis (12 percent lower) and Austin (9 percent lower).

Epidemiologist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Epidemiologist?

Epidemiologist in San Diego:
Pros: Making a difference, my work helps public health efforts.
Cons: Poor compensation, high stress, poor management.

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Key Stats for Epidemiologist

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Epidemiologist Salaries

▲48%

▲45%

▲22%

National Average
$60,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Epidemiologist Salaries

epidemiology
▲16%


Statistical Analysis
▲3%


SAS
▲1%

Public Health
▼0%

National Average
$60,000

SAS (Statistical Analysis System)
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 9%