Information About Epidemiologists

Training Requirements for Epidemiologists

Epidemiologists need master's degree.

Degrees for Epidemiologists
Training for Epidemiologists
Percent
Less than High School 0.4
High School 0.6
Some College 0.5
Associates Degree 0.9
Bachelors Degree 19.3
Masters Degree 23.8
Doctorate or Professional Degree 54.5

Employment outlook for Epidemiologists

Represents about 5,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 0 more epidemiologists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 2,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, epidemiologists make $37.37 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Epidemiologists $22.53 $27.30 $34.05 $43.19 $55.05
Life, physical, and social science occupations $16.03 $21.67 $30.45 $43.78 $59.27
Life scientists $20.15 $25.48 $34.59 $48.11 $64.99
Medical scientists $21.46 $27.40 $38.33 $55.51 $76.00
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, epidemiologists make $77,720 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Epidemiologists $46,870 $56,780 $70,820 $89,840 $114,510
Life, physical, and social science occupations $33,350 $45,060 $63,340 $91,060 $123,280
Life scientists $41,910 $53,000 $71,950 $100,080 $135,170
Medical scientists $44,640 $56,990 $79,730 $115,450 $158,070
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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