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.

An Epidemiologist will most likely earn salaries somewhere between 64000 to 96000 depending on the level of seniority. Epidemiologists usually get a compensation of Eighty Thousand Two Hundred dollars yearly.

Epidemiologists receive the highest compensation in Connecticut, where they get average compensation of about $75820. People in this career group are compensated the highest in Health Care and Social Assistance, which has average pay scales of $105320.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 38.10 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Epidemiologists tend to make the most in the following industries
Manufacturing $105,320
Health Care and Social Assistance $76,870
Other Services (except Public Administration) $76,450
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $74,640
Educational Services $65,610
Public Administration $60,600
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Public Administration $60,600
Educational Services $65,610
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $74,640
Other Services (except Public Administration) $76,450
Health Care and Social Assistance $76,870
Manufacturing $105,320
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