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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Epidemiologists
Industry profile for Epidemiologists
Geographic profile for Epidemiologists

National estimates for Epidemiologists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Epidemiologists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
8,180 2.2 % $ 41.70 $ 86,740 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Epidemiologists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 24.09 $ 29.98 $ 37.90 $ 48.84 $ 62.52
Annual Wage (2) $ 50,100 $ 62,350 $ 78,830 $ 101,600 $ 130,050


Industry profile for Epidemiologists:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Epidemiologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 2,980 0.14 $ 35.70 $ 74,260
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,870 0.03 $ 36.38 $ 75,670
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,010 0.02 $ 43.37 $ 90,220
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 530 0.02 $ 37.34 $ 77,670
Scientific Research and Development Services 500 0.06 $ 60.56 $ 125,960

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Epidemiologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 2,980 0.14 $ 35.70 $ 74,260
Scientific Research and Development Services 500 0.06 $ 60.56 $ 125,960
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 130 0.05 $ 70.14 $ 145,890
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,870 0.03 $ 36.38 $ 75,670
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 530 0.02 $ 37.34 $ 77,670

Top paying industries for Epidemiologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 40 0.01 $ 73.84 $ 153,590
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 130 0.05 $ 70.14 $ 145,890
Scientific Research and Development Services 500 0.06 $ 60.56 $ 125,960
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $ 59.97 $ 124,740
Offices of Physicians 70 (7) $ 57.64 $ 119,890


Geographic profile for Epidemiologists:

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



Map of employment of epidemiologists by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Epidemiologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 830 0.07 1.17 $ 39.81 $ 82,810
California 800 0.05 0.83 $ 44.96 $ 93,520
Washington 570 0.18 3.05 $ 63.09 $ 131,220
Colorado 490 0.19 3.24 $ 39.15 $ 81,420
Massachusetts 460 0.14 2.33 $ 46.67 $ 97,070


Map of location quotient of epidemiologists by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 490 0.19 3.24 $ 39.15 $ 81,420
Washington 570 0.18 3.05 $ 63.09 $ 131,220
West Virginia 110 0.16 2.81 $ 30.59 $ 63,620
Rhode Island 70 0.15 2.50 $ 46.03 $ 95,730
Massachusetts 460 0.14 2.33 $ 46.67 $ 97,070


Map of annual mean wages of epidemiologists by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Epidemiologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 570 0.18 3.05 $ 63.09 $ 131,220
New Jersey 150 0.04 0.68 $ 62.14 $ 129,260
New York 210 0.02 0.42 $ 60.28 $ 125,390
Connecticut 140 0.09 1.51 $ 49.43 $ 102,820
Pennsylvania 120 0.02 0.37 $ 48.83 $ 101,570



Map of employment of epidemiologists by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Epidemiologists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 400 0.21 3.60 $ 69.91 $ 145,410
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 370 0.25 4.31 $ 34.35 $ 71,450
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 330 0.13 2.19 $ 48.20 $ 100,260
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 270 0.15 2.59 $ 38.25 $ 79,560
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 260 0.10 1.72 $ 30.98 $ 64,440
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 240 0.19 3.25 $ 43.29 $ 90,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 220 0.04 0.67 $ 43.41 $ 90,290
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 210 0.02 0.41 $ 66.94 $ 139,240
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 200 0.10 1.64 $ 27.92 $ 58,070
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 180 0.06 1.09 $ 40.25 $ 83,720


Map of location quotient of epidemiologists by area, May 2021


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 110 0.96 16.59 $ 47.67 $ 99,150
Charleston, WV 70 0.67 11.55 $ 29.63 $ 61,630
Worcester, MA-CT 100 0.38 6.46 $ 43.20 $ 89,860
Trenton, NJ 80 0.34 5.86 $ 54.33 $ 113,000
Ann Arbor, MI 60 0.31 5.38 $ 33.40 $ 69,480
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 370 0.25 4.31 $ 34.35 $ 71,450
Lincoln, NE 40 0.22 3.87 $ 33.09 $ 68,830
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 400 0.21 3.60 $ 69.91 $ 145,410
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 240 0.19 3.25 $ 43.29 $ 90,050
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 180 0.18 3.12 $ 49.11 $ 102,140


Map of annual mean wages of epidemiologists by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Epidemiologists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 400 0.21 3.60 $ 69.91 $ 145,410
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 210 0.02 0.41 $ 66.94 $ 139,240
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 40 0.07 1.21 $ 59.84 $ 124,460
Boulder, CO (8) (8) (8) $ 58.86 $ 122,420
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 70 0.03 0.46 $ 56.85 $ 118,240
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 140 0.05 0.83 $ 56.17 $ 116,830
Trenton, NJ 80 0.34 5.86 $ 54.33 $ 113,000
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 160 0.07 1.25 $ 52.42 $ 109,030
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 180 0.18 3.12 $ 49.11 $ 102,140
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 330 0.13 2.19 $ 48.20 $ 100,260

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Epidemiologists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 5.00 $ 34.34 $ 71,420

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 5.00 $ 34.34 $ 71,420

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Epidemiologists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 5.00 $ 34.34 $ 71,420


About May 2021 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022