Google Trends shows an interestingly strong interest in Epidemiologists in 2004, 2005 and 2006. After that the search interest began to die down seeing a more stable search interest that does seem to peak from year to year. The trend is still quite stable for this career in Epidemiology while people try to figure out the health & disease mysteries of the world.
Bureau of Labor Statistics information for Epidemiologists states that in 2010 the median pay was $63,010 a year which is around $30.29 an hour. You won’t just hop into the job of an Epidemiologist however as it requires a Master’s Degree from a University with some even having a Ph.D. in the field of Epidemiology or Public Health. The total number of jobs reported in 2010 by the BLS for Epidemiologists was 5,000 with a growth rate of 24% expected from 2010 – 2020. This is a faster growth rate than other careers and will add around 1,200 Epidemiologist jobs to the market from 2010 to 2020. If you use our state by state salary data below for Epidemiologist professionals you’ll see you can earn as much as $74,000 a year which is around $11,000 more a year by choosing one of the higher paying states in Epidemiology.
Listed below is information that is specific to Epidemiologist job salaries that you can expect to receive in that state area. Our state by state breakdown allows you to see which state is best to get a job as a Epidemiologist. The salary information provided below is off of real-world job listings for Epidemiologists and the pay offered for those jobs. We source Indeed, Simply Hired, PayScale and GlassDoor.com. The information provided by Indeed about their process for collecting salary averages is as follows: “Indeed Salary Search is based on an index of salary information extracted from over 50 million job postings from thousands of unique sources over the last 12 months. Many job descriptions don’t contain salary information, but there are enough that do to produce statistically significant median salaries for millions of keyword, job title and location combinations – in fact, most job searches you are likely to think of. As new jobs are added each day, the Indeed Salary Search index is automatically updated with fresh salary data, so the salary results are as up-to-date as they could possibly be.”