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Epidemiologists Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of epidemiologists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare epidemiologists salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Epidemiologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,370
25th Percentile Wage
$53,630
50th Percentile Wage
$64,210
75th Percentile Wage
$79,310
90th Percentile Wage
$96,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for epidemiologists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $96,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $64,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid epidemiologists is $44,370.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of epidemiologists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201664,2100.87%7.97%
201563,6500.44%-
201463,3703.28%-
201361,2903.59%-
201259,090--

Compare Epidemiologists Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of epidemiologists in six industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 local government, including schools and hospitals industry with an annual salary $65,510. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $63,840). For detailed epidemiologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$65,510
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$65,180
State government, including schools and hospitals
$65,120
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$64,560
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$64,210
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$63,840

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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