The average salary for an epidemiologist in the United States is around $70,990 per year.
Epidemiologists earn an average yearly salary of $70,990.
Wages typically start from $44,000 and go up to $119,290.
18% above national average Updated in 2019
Epidemiologist earnings by seniority
Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.
Epidemiologist salary by state
|State Name||Average Salary|
|District of Columbia||$97,490|
How much does an Epidemiologist earn?
Many epidemiologists will continue their education to obtain an advanced degree (such as a MD or PhD). This opens the door for epidemiologists to work in larger facilities and to take on positions with greater responsibility and a higher level of epidemiologist salary. Those with advanced degrees have a wider choice of career paths with more research and teaching positions available to them.
A medical degree qualifies an epidemiologist to administer drugs during clinical research studies and trials - these positions tend to have the highest salaries and thus competition for them can be intense.
Some of the most common industries where epidemiologists work are in pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing; hospitals; scientific research services; colleges and universities; and the government. Those who work in the pharmaceutical and scientific research industries have higher epidemiologist's salaries.
How do epidemiologist salaries compare to similar careers?
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