What Are The Training Requirements for Epidemiologists?

Epidemiologists need a master's degree.

Degrees for Epidemiologists
Typical education of 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

What Is the Employment Outlook for Epidemiologists?

Over the next 10 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.

This career includes 5,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Epidemiologists Make?

On average, epidemiologists make $37.37 per hour or $77,720 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Epidemiologists?

Hourly income for Epidemiologists in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
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

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Epidemiologists?

Annual salary for Epidemiologists in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
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

Similar Occupations

Is This Your Career?

Can we ask you a couple questions about epidemiologists?

Tell us a little about this career