Epidemiologists Salary Information

The salary statistics of epidemiologists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of epidemiologists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The epidemiologists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Epidemiologists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,810
25th Percentile Wage
$55,190
50th Percentile Wage
$69,660
75th Percentile Wage
$88,960
90th Percentile Wage
$113,560

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for epidemiologists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) epidemiologists is $113,560. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,810. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 165% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of epidemiologists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,660
-1.67% 6.30%
2016
$70,820
1.93% -
2015
$69,450
2.92% -
2014
$67,420
1.62% -
2013
$66,330
1.60% -
2012
$65,270
- -

Table 2. Epidemiologists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of epidemiologists in 9 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for epidemiologists occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $97,870. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $58,930).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$97,870
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$83,600
Finance and Insurance
$80,470
Health Care and Social Assistance
$80,080
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$73,130
Manufacturing
$68,800
Federal, State, and Local Government
$63,100
Educational Services
$61,030
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$58,930

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Epidemiologists by States

From the above tables we note that not only epidemiologists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of epidemiologists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $36,460 to $102,700. The highest paying state for epidemiologists is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $102,700. The lowest paying state is Mississippi with a median annual salary of $36,460. For more salary information of epidemiologists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New Jersey
$102,700
District of Columbia
$97,690
Massachusetts
$88,860
California
$87,350
Connecticut
$87,270
Washington
$86,080
New York
$81,700
Illinois
$79,870
Tennessee
$79,200
Florida
$79,180
Minnesota
$77,220
North Carolina
$72,920
Oregon
$72,530
Wisconsin
$71,550
Nevada
$71,140
Maryland
$70,200
Pennsylvania
$69,030
Michigan
$68,410
Iowa
$67,590
New Mexico
$65,500
Indiana
$65,080
Oklahoma
$64,200
Colorado
$63,560
Virginia
$63,520
Ohio
$62,820
Alabama
$62,390
Utah
$61,890
Texas
$61,680
Nebraska
$59,360
Georgia
$58,730
Missouri
$58,710
Arizona
$58,430
Maine
$57,520
Arkansas
$57,130
Louisiana
$55,220
West Virginia
$54,740
Kentucky
$49,730
Puerto Rico
$37,720
Mississippi
$36,460



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