Salary for Epidemiologists

Also known as:  Clinical Epidemiologist, Communicable Disease Specialist, Environmental Epidemiologist, Epidemiology Investigator, Malariologist, Medical Epidemiologist, Pharmacoepidemiologist

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Specialists in infectious diseases, epidemiologists work to protect the general public. They study and report the behavior and occurrence of infectious diseases, and may direct public health programs that analsyze and investigate the origin, spread, and risk factors associated with infectious diseases. They may also provide information and advice regarding the containment of infectious diseases, and conduct trainings for health care workers and the general public regarding methods of disease prevention and care. Nearly always, these professionals are graduate-educated.

A Epidemiologist will normally get a pay level of $49,140 and $126,040 depending on tenure level. will normally get an average pay level of eigthy-three thousand six hundred and twenty dollars annually.

have the highest average potential salary in Washington, where they receive average job salaries of close to about $113,900. These professionals receive the best pay in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they receive average pay levels of $145,350.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 73.77 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Epidemiologists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
$145,350
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$118,990
Manufacturing
$113,040
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$108,850
Health Care and Social Assistance
$92,740
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$86,710

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Public Administration
$73,900
Educational Services
$74,070
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$86,710
Health Care and Social Assistance
$92,740
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$108,850
Manufacturing
$113,040