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Highest Paying Industries for Epidemiologists

The top 39 highest paying industries for epidemiologists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $144,350, pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing is the highest paying industry for epidemiologists. It is followed by chemical manufacturing industry (average annual salary $144,350). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of epidemiologists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 39 Highest Paying Industries for Epidemiologists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$144,350
80
2 Chemical Manufacturing
$144,350
80
3 Manufacturing
$144,350
80
4 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$94,860
30
5 Scientific Research and Development Services
$90,810
590
6 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$89,360
570
7 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$85,190
30
8 Educational Services - Privately owned
$84,760
210
9 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$84,130
30
10 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$83,230
190
11 Outpatient Care Centers
$80,740
40
12 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$79,750
720
13 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$79,280
80
14 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$78,610
790
15 Hospitals - Privately owned
$78,550
790
16 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$77,160
910
17 Offices of Physicians
$76,830
30
18 Health Care and Social Assistance
$76,600
1,020
19 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$73,710
840
20 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$72,160
80
21 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$72,160
80
22 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$70,230
70
23 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$67,500
60
24 Hospitals - Local government owned
$67,500
60
25 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$67,420
110
26 Educational Services
$65,740
440
27 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$64,650
430
28 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$63,780
1,250
29 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$63,600
1,180
30 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$63,370
2,900
31 Federal, State, and Local Government
$63,370
2,900
32 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$63,200
1,720
33 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$62,800
3,250
34 State government, including schools and hospitals
$62,010
2,010
35 Hospitals - State government owned
$61,900
50
36 Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$57,830
40
37 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$56,570
240
38 Educational Services - State government owned
$56,570
240
39 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$45,560
n/a
See also: Highest paying cities for epidemiologists.