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These medical professionals raked in a comfortable median salary of $65,270 in 2012. The highest-paid medical scientists earned more than $108,320, while the lowest-paid made less than $42,620. Industries that pay particularly well include scientific research and development services, and insurance carriers. The best-compensated in the profession live in the metropolitan areas of Oakland, Calif., San Diego and Denver.

Job Salary Year
2004 $66,860.00
2006 $70,000.00
2008 $71,270.00
2010 $76,870.00
2012 $71,400.00

Average Epidemiologist Pay vs. All Health Care Jobs

With an average salary of $71,400 in 2012, epidemiologists earned slightly more than dental hygenists ($70,700) and roughly $4,500 more than diagnostic medical sonographers ($66,360), but they earned less than occupational therapists ($76,400) and physical therapists ($81,110).

Job Name Salary
Pharmacist $116,670.00
Epidemiologist $65,270.00
Radiologic Technologist $54,340.00
Clinical Laboratory Technician $37,240.00
Medical Secretary $31,350.00
Pharmacy Technician $29,320.00

Best Paying Cities for Epidemiologists

The highest paid in the epidemiologist profession work in the metropolitan areas of Oakland, Calif., San Diego, and Denver. The Boston area also pays well, as does the city of San Francisco.

Oakland, Calif.

Average Salary: $120,540 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an epidemiologist working in Oakland, Calif. is $120,540, which is $55,270 more than the average pay in the profession.

San Diego

Average Salary: $113,790 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an epidemiologist working in San Diego is $113,790, which is $48,520 more than the average pay in the profession.

Denver

Average Salary: $110,740 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an epidemiologist working in Denver is $110,740, which is $45,470 more than the average pay in the profession.

Boston

Average Salary: $101,390 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an epidemiologist working in Boston is $101,390, which is $36,120 more than the average pay in the profession.

San Francisco

Average Salary: $101,390 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an epidemiologist working in San Francisco is $101,390, which is $36,120 more than the average pay in the profession.

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