Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
5,420 3.9 % $35.63 $74,120 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.93 $25.52 $32.41 $41.91 $54.02
Annual Wage (2) $43,530 $53,070 $67,420 $87,160 $112,360


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) 1,720 0.08 $31.82 $66,180
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,180 0.02 $31.67 $65,880
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 790 0.02 $40.24 $83,690
Scientific Research and Development Services 590 0.09 $46.36 $96,420
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 430 0.01 $33.81 $70,310

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 590 0.09 $46.36 $96,420
State Government (OES Designation) 1,720 0.08 $31.82 $66,180
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 110 0.04 $35.75 $74,370
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 80 0.03 $68.26 $141,980
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,180 0.02 $31.67 $65,880

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 80 0.03 $68.26 $141,980
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 30 (7) $47.41 $98,620
Scientific Research and Development Services 590 0.09 $46.36 $96,420
Outpatient Care Centers 40 0.01 $45.28 $94,170
Offices of Physicians 30 (7) $43.42 $90,310


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 760 0.05 1.25 $38.61 $80,310
Massachusetts 430 0.13 3.22 $41.32 $85,950
Texas 400 0.04 0.90 $29.57 $61,510
Maryland 310 0.12 2.99 $37.03 $77,010
Washington 300 0.10 2.55 $42.96 $89,350



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)
Massachusetts 430 0.13 3.22 $41.32 $85,950
Maryland 310 0.12 2.99 $37.03 $77,010
Colorado 250 0.11 2.66 $40.62 $84,480
Washington 300 0.10 2.55 $42.96 $89,350
Mississippi 70 0.07 1.66 $19.28 $40,100



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $49.61 $103,180
New Jersey 120 0.03 0.75 $48.79 $101,480
North Carolina 150 0.04 0.94 $47.79 $99,400
Washington 300 0.10 2.55 $42.96 $89,350
Massachusetts 430 0.13 3.22 $41.32 $85,950




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 420 0.24 5.89 $41.25 $85,810
Baltimore-Towson, MD 240 0.18 4.57 $35.11 $73,020
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 200 0.07 1.77 $28.29 $58,840
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 200 0.13 3.34 $45.09 $93,790
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 190 0.03 0.87 $36.08 $75,040
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 180 0.14 3.42 $43.25 $89,950
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 170 0.07 1.78 $29.85 $62,100
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 120 0.15 3.62 $43.14 $89,730
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 110 0.03 0.71 $33.13 $68,910
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 2.17 (8) (8)



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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 420 0.24 5.89 $41.25 $85,810
Charleston, WV 30 0.21 5.24 $24.20 $50,350
Madison, WI 60 0.18 4.38 $31.91 $66,370
Baltimore-Towson, MD 240 0.18 4.57 $35.11 $73,020
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 120 0.15 3.62 $43.14 $89,730
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 180 0.14 3.42 $43.25 $89,950
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 200 0.13 3.34 $45.09 $93,790
Raleigh-Cary, NC 70 0.12 3.07 $52.51 $109,220
Jackson, MS 30 0.12 2.98 $19.94 $41,470
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 80 0.10 2.54 $35.11 $73,030



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 70 0.12 3.07 $52.51 $109,220
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 40 0.08 1.87 $51.91 $107,980
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (8) (8) (8) $46.88 $97,510
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 200 0.13 3.34 $45.09 $93,790
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 180 0.14 3.42 $43.25 $89,950
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 120 0.15 3.62 $43.14 $89,730
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 1.80 $42.90 $89,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 80 0.04 0.88 $42.56 $88,530
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 30 0.02 0.61 $42.28 $87,940
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 420 0.24 5.89 $41.25 $85,810

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 0.29 7.22 $25.89 $53,860

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 0.29 7.22 $25.89 $53,860

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 0.29 7.22 $25.89 $53,860


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015