Epidemiologist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Epidemiologist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alabama $62,390
Arkansas $56,870
Arizona $58,500
California $90,670
Colorado $61,040
Connecticut $83,810
District of Columbia $97,490
Florida $34,280
Georgia $61,910
Iowa $65,460
Illinois $81,400
Indiana $66,880
Kansas $64,050
Kentucky $53,560
Louisiana $51,490
Massachusetts $96,610
Maryland $69,700
Michigan $74,000
Minnesota $70,540
Missouri $53,900
Montana $63,400
North Carolina $76,900
New Jersey $102,500
New Mexico $66,030
New York $81,800
Ohio $66,020
Oklahoma $64,780
Oregon $71,640
Pennsylvania $70,680
Puerto Rico $39,850
Tennessee $82,370
Texas $61,280
Utah $61,890
Virginia $65,800
Washington $87,790
Wisconsin $71,980
West Virginia $53,680

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?

Epidemiologists earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than geneticists but more than microbiologists.

Career Median Salary
Geneticist salary $82K
Epidemiologist salary $71K
Microbiologist salary $69K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)