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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
$55,280
25th Percentile Wage
$65,880
50th Percentile Wage
$76,960
75th Percentile Wage
$95,270
90th Percentile Wage
$120,120

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 $120,120. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $76,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid epidemiologists is $55,280.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of epidemiologists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201676,9601.77%4.11%
201575,600-1.32%-
201476,6003.75%-
201373,730-0.09%-
201273,800--

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

The average salaries of epidemiologists in nine 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 outpatient care centers industry with an annual salary $97,700. The lowest paying industry is the specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry (annual salary $72,480). For detailed epidemiologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Outpatient Care Centers
$97,700
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$83,720
Hospitals - Local government owned
$83,720
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$79,230
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$78,950
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$77,550
Hospitals - Privately owned
$77,300
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$77,290
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$72,480

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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