Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

19-1041 Epidemiologists

Investigate and describe the determinants and distribution of disease, disability, or health outcomes. May develop the means for prevention and control.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
4,710 6.9 % $32.83 $68,280 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.37 $24.49 $30.29 $37.76 $47.30
Annual Wage (2) $42,360 $50,930 $63,010 $78,530 $98,380


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 1,430 0.06 $28.96 $60,230
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,160 0.02 $29.36 $61,060
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 580 0.01 $37.91 $78,850
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 360 0.01 $31.54 $65,610
Scientific Research and Development Services 330 0.05 $35.75 $74,370

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 230 0.08 $50.23 $104,470
State Government (OES Designation) 1,430 0.06 $28.96 $60,230
Scientific Research and Development Services 330 0.05 $35.75 $74,370
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 50 0.02 $36.30 $75,500
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 230 0.02 $36.63 $76,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 230 0.08 $50.23 $104,470
Outpatient Care Centers 70 0.01 $39.51 $82,180
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 580 0.01 $37.91 $78,850
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 230 0.02 $36.63 $76,190
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 50 0.02 $36.30 $75,500


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 400 0.13 3.48 $41.92 $87,200
Texas 280 0.03 0.73 $25.98 $54,030
Washington 230 0.09 2.32 $34.37 $71,490
Virginia 230 0.06 1.73 $33.22 $69,090
New York 210 0.03 0.67 $33.17 $69,000




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 40 0.15 4.10 $29.76 $61,900
Massachusetts 400 0.13 3.48 $41.92 $87,200
Washington 230 0.09 2.32 $34.37 $71,490
Utah 90 0.08 2.19 $28.86 $60,030
Connecticut 130 0.08 2.13 $36.45 $75,820




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 400 0.13 3.48 $41.92 $87,200
California (8) (8) (8) $39.98 $83,150
Pennsylvania 150 0.03 0.73 $37.16 $77,290
Connecticut 130 0.08 2.13 $36.45 $75,820
North Carolina 100 0.03 0.73 $35.67 $74,190

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 350 0.21 5.75 $43.14 $89,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 240 0.10 2.81 $34.27 $71,290
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 190 0.04 1.03 $31.20 $64,900
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 130 0.04 1.00 $34.01 $70,730
Baltimore-Towson, MD 130 0.10 2.81 $29.75 $61,880
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 110 0.05 1.38 $28.55 $59,370
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.12 3.21 $52.78 $109,780
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 110 0.20 5.42 $36.19 $75,280
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 100 0.07 2.00 $31.70 $65,930
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 80 0.05 1.35 $31.64 $65,810




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 60 0.23 6.29 $36.03 $74,930
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 350 0.21 5.75 $43.14 $89,730
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 110 0.20 5.42 $36.19 $75,280
Madison, WI 60 0.19 5.21 $36.89 $76,730
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.12 3.21 $52.78 $109,780
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 240 0.10 2.81 $34.27 $71,290
Baltimore-Towson, MD 130 0.10 2.81 $29.75 $61,880
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 30 0.10 2.67 $28.90 $60,120
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 80 0.10 2.59 $31.51 $65,530
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 40 0.09 2.35 $24.82 $51,630




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.12 3.21 $52.78 $109,780
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 350 0.21 5.75 $43.14 $89,730
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.05 1.21 $37.20 $77,380
Madison, WI 60 0.19 5.21 $36.89 $76,730
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 110 0.20 5.42 $36.19 $75,280
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 60 0.23 6.29 $36.03 $74,930
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 30 0.05 1.24 $34.32 $71,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 240 0.10 2.81 $34.27 $71,290
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.70 $34.02 $70,760
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 130 0.04 1.00 $34.01 $70,730


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011