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Epidemiologists Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of epidemiologists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare epidemiologists salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Epidemiologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$57,110
25th Percentile Wage
$68,520
50th Percentile Wage
$80,080
75th Percentile Wage
$97,430
90th Percentile Wage
$119,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for epidemiologists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) epidemiologists is $119,840. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $80,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid epidemiologists is $57,110.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of epidemiologists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$80,080
3.90% 7.84%
2016
$76,960
1.77% -
2015
$75,600
-1.32% -
2014
$76,600
3.75% -
2013
$73,730
-0.09% -
2012
$73,800
- -

Compare Epidemiologists Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of epidemiologists in 16 industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for epidemiologists occupations is the general medical and surgical hospitals - privately owned industry with an annual salary $82,350. The lowest paying industry is the individual and family services industry (annual salary $64,890). For detailed epidemiologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$82,350
Outpatient Care Centers
$81,950
Hospitals - Privately owned
$81,660
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$81,540
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$80,680
Hospitals - Local government owned
$80,000
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$80,000
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$78,410
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$78,040
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$76,320
Offices of Physicians
$75,890
Hospitals - State government owned
$75,340
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$73,900
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$68,030
Social Assistance
$64,890
Individual and Family Services
$64,890

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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