Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
5,460 2.5 % $36.97 $76,900 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.18 $26.82 $33.39 $42.33 $55.07
Annual Wage (2) $46,130 $55,790 $69,450 $88,050 $114,550


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) 1,830 0.08 $32.15 $66,870
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,090 0.02 $32.36 $67,320
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 700 0.01 $38.99 $81,110
Scientific Research and Development Services 620 0.10 $52.23 $108,630
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 490 0.02 $34.68 $72,130

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 620 0.10 $52.23 $108,630
State Government (OES Designation) 1,830 0.08 $32.15 $66,870
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 180 0.07 $36.69 $76,320
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,090 0.02 $32.36 $67,320
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 490 0.02 $34.68 $72,130

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 30 (7) $53.95 $112,210
Scientific Research and Development Services 620 0.10 $52.23 $108,630
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $42.02 $87,390
Offices of Physicians 100 (7) $40.40 $84,040
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 700 0.01 $38.99 $81,110


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 700 0.04 1.13 $49.04 $101,990
Texas 420 0.04 0.91 $32.15 $66,880
Maryland 340 0.13 3.30 $37.71 $78,440
Colorado 290 0.12 3.03 $32.64 $67,890
Massachusetts 280 0.08 2.05 $39.30 $81,750



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)
Maryland 340 0.13 3.30 $37.71 $78,440
Colorado 290 0.12 3.03 $32.64 $67,890
District of Columbia 60 0.09 2.31 $50.46 $104,950
West Virginia 60 0.08 2.10 $26.16 $54,420
Washington 240 0.08 2.06 $43.27 $90,000



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 60 0.09 2.31 $50.46 $104,950
New Jersey 120 0.03 0.78 $50.05 $104,100
California 700 0.04 1.13 $49.04 $101,990
North Carolina 130 0.03 0.77 $48.53 $100,950
Connecticut 120 0.07 1.85 $43.34 $90,140




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)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 260 0.20 5.04 $35.55 $73,930
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 250 0.14 3.61 $38.56 $80,200
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 230 0.08 1.96 $32.71 $68,040
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 200 0.14 3.60 $32.43 $67,460
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 200 0.03 0.76 $39.11 $81,350
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 190 0.10 2.58 $34.94 $72,670
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 180 0.07 1.84 $30.05 $62,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.03 0.88 $36.70 $76,340
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 130 0.04 0.92 $35.97 $74,810
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 130 0.15 3.73 $42.50 $88,410



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)
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 50 0.25 6.27 $32.12 $66,820
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 260 0.20 5.04 $35.55 $73,930
Madison, WI 60 0.16 4.01 $31.81 $66,170
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 130 0.15 3.73 $42.50 $88,410
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 250 0.14 3.61 $38.56 $80,200
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 200 0.14 3.60 $32.43 $67,460
Jackson, MS 30 0.13 3.19 $19.77 $41,120
Raleigh, NC 70 0.12 3.07 $52.26 $108,700
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 40 0.12 2.94 $29.00 $60,310
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 2.44 $45.37 $94,380



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, NC 70 0.12 3.07 $52.26 $108,700
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 50 0.09 2.19 $51.15 $106,390
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (8) (8) (8) $47.38 $98,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 110 0.04 1.11 $45.65 $94,950
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 2.44 $45.37 $94,380
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 130 0.15 3.73 $42.50 $88,410
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.02 0.50 $41.43 $86,180
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 200 0.03 0.76 $39.11 $81,350
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 250 0.14 3.61 $38.56 $80,200
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 60 0.06 1.42 $38.54 $80,160


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016