Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
5,350 4.2 % $35.11 $73,040 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.46 $24.77 $31.89 $41.29 $53.41
Annual Wage (2) $42,560 $51,510 $66,330 $85,880 $111,080


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) 1,660 0.08 $30.86 $64,180
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,130 0.02 $31.06 $64,600
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 920 0.02 $38.04 $79,110
Scientific Research and Development Services 490 0.08 $49.28 $102,510
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 420 0.01 $33.47 $69,620

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 1,660 0.08 $30.86 $64,180
Scientific Research and Development Services 490 0.08 $49.28 $102,510
Grantmaking and Giving Services 30 0.03 $36.13 $75,160
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 70 0.03 $39.40 $81,950
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,130 0.02 $31.06 $64,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 490 0.08 $49.28 $102,510
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 40 (7) $48.17 $100,200
Offices of Physicians 30 (7) $39.92 $83,020
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 70 0.03 $39.40 $81,950
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations (8) (8) $38.11 $79,280


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)
California 840 0.06 1.42 $39.67 $82,520
Texas 400 0.04 0.92 $29.28 $60,900
Massachusetts 380 0.12 2.91 $42.62 $88,640
Washington 340 0.12 2.95 $41.42 $86,150
Maryland 300 0.12 2.93 $35.73 $74,330




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)
Washington 340 0.12 2.95 $41.42 $86,150
Massachusetts 380 0.12 2.91 $42.62 $88,640
Maryland 300 0.12 2.93 $35.73 $74,330
West Virginia 50 0.07 1.73 $25.79 $53,640
Maine 40 0.07 1.69 $35.29 $73,400




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Carolina 110 0.03 0.67 $50.14 $104,300
New Jersey 100 0.03 0.68 $47.95 $99,730
Massachusetts 380 0.12 2.91 $42.62 $88,640
Nevada 50 0.04 1.09 $42.11 $87,590
Washington 340 0.12 2.95 $41.42 $86,150





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 370 0.21 5.29 $42.43 $88,260
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 260 0.18 4.44 $42.60 $88,600
Baltimore-Towson, MD 240 0.19 4.73 $34.68 $72,120
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 210 0.08 1.91 $28.43 $59,140
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 180 0.08 1.89 $26.72 $55,570
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 120 0.14 3.45 $42.80 $89,020
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 2.26 (8) (8)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 80 0.11 2.64 $34.68 $72,140
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 1.93 (8) (8)
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 80 0.08 2.09 $32.53 $67,670




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)
Charleston, WV 30 0.23 5.67 $24.87 $51,740
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 370 0.21 5.29 $42.43 $88,260
Reno-Sparks, NV 40 0.21 5.18 $42.86 $89,160
Baltimore-Towson, MD 240 0.19 4.73 $34.68 $72,120
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 260 0.18 4.44 $42.60 $88,600
Ann Arbor, MI 30 0.17 4.24 $32.13 $66,840
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 120 0.14 3.45 $42.80 $89,020
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 80 0.11 2.64 $34.68 $72,140
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 40 0.11 2.82 $28.72 $59,740
Raleigh-Cary, NC 50 0.10 2.50 $53.20 $110,650




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)
Raleigh-Cary, NC 50 0.10 2.50 $53.20 $110,650
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO (8) (8) (8) $52.84 $109,910
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA (8) (8) (8) $44.27 $92,070
Reno-Sparks, NV 40 0.21 5.18 $42.86 $89,160
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 120 0.14 3.45 $42.80 $89,020
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 260 0.18 4.44 $42.60 $88,600
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 370 0.21 5.29 $42.43 $88,260
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 70 0.03 0.69 $39.86 $82,920
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 60 0.03 0.84 $38.01 $79,060
Richmond, VA (8) (8) (8) $35.25 $73,330

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 7.40 $25.49 $53,020

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 7.40 $25.49 $53,020

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 7.40 $25.49 $53,020


About May 2013 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014