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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Epidemiologists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,870
25th Percentile Wage
$56,780
50th Percentile Wage
$70,820
75th Percentile Wage
$89,840
90th Percentile Wage
$114,510

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 $114,510. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $70,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,870. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 144% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of epidemiologists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201670,8201.93%7.84%
201569,4502.92%-
201467,4201.62%-
201366,3301.60%-
201265,270--

Table 2. Epidemiologists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of epidemiologists in 7 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 manufacturing sector with an annual salary $144,350. The lowest paying sector is the federal, state, and local government sector (annual salary $64,210).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing
$144,350
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$91,720
Finance and Insurance
$80,470
Health Care and Social Assistance
$76,960
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$71,060
Educational Services
$70,340
Federal, State, and Local Government
$64,210

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 $102,160. The highest paying state for epidemiologists is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $102,160. 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
$102,160
Nevada
$89,230
Connecticut
$87,510
California
$86,960
Washington
$81,750
New York
$79,430
Florida
$79,180
Maryland
$76,220
Massachusetts
$74,370
Minnesota
$73,710
Illinois
$73,390
Tennessee
$71,000
Michigan
$70,640
Pennsylvania
$69,720
Indiana
$69,570
Texas
$69,470
North Carolina
$67,660
Oregon
$67,060
Iowa
$65,460
Wisconsin
$64,560
Georgia
$63,070
Alabama
$62,390
Virginia
$62,270
Utah
$61,890
Arkansas
$60,190
Ohio
$60,050
Nebraska
$59,360
Oklahoma
$59,180
Arizona
$57,770
Louisiana
$55,220
Missouri
$53,730
West Virginia
$52,380
Kentucky
$50,660
Puerto Rico
$37,600
Mississippi
$36,460


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