Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
5,690 2.2 % $37.37 $77,720 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.53 $27.30 $34.05 $43.19 $55.05
Annual Wage (2) $46,870 $56,780 $70,820 $89,840 $114,510


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) 1,960 0.09 $32.69 $67,990
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,130 0.02 $32.89 $68,410
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 700 0.01 $39.93 $83,060
Scientific Research and Development Services 580 0.09 $56.52 $117,560
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 480 0.02 $35.94 $74,750

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) 1,960 0.09 $32.69 $67,990
Scientific Research and Development Services 580 0.09 $56.52 $117,560
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 160 0.06 $35.60 $74,040
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 100 0.03 (8) (8)
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,130 0.02 $32.89 $68,410

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 580 0.09 $56.52 $117,560
Outpatient Care Centers 40 0.01 $53.20 $110,660
Offices of Physicians 110 (7) $45.37 $94,380
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 700 0.01 $39.93 $83,060
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 130 0.01 $36.00 $74,880


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 750 0.05 1.15 $45.65 $94,950
Texas 410 0.03 0.86 $42.60 $88,600
Maryland 340 0.13 3.14 $39.08 $81,290
Colorado 320 0.13 3.10 $32.69 $68,000
Georgia 280 0.07 1.62 $31.21 $64,920




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 3.14 $39.08 $81,290
Colorado 320 0.13 3.10 $32.69 $68,000
West Virginia 70 0.09 2.32 $27.24 $56,650
Washington 270 0.09 2.20 $44.50 $92,560
District of Columbia 60 0.09 2.12 $52.96 $110,150




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 2.12 $52.96 $110,150
New Jersey 120 0.03 0.73 $49.53 $103,020
California 750 0.05 1.15 $45.65 $94,950
Washington 270 0.09 2.20 $44.50 $92,560
Connecticut 120 0.07 1.78 $43.86 $91,230





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 0.19 4.71 $36.55 $76,030
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 220 0.16 3.86 $31.84 $66,230
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 210 0.12 2.89 $37.78 $78,580
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 200 0.10 2.56 $35.64 $74,120
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 190 0.07 1.84 $31.80 $66,130
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 170 0.11 2.65 $47.27 $98,310
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 160 0.05 1.33 $35.76 $74,380
Austin-Round Rock, TX 160 0.16 4.00 $54.58 $113,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.04 0.90 $37.43 $77,860
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 150 0.02 0.56 $40.06 $83,320




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 70 0.33 8.17 $33.17 $68,990
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 260 0.19 4.71 $36.55 $76,030
Madison, WI 60 0.17 4.09 $32.63 $67,880
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 220 0.16 3.86 $31.84 $66,230
Austin-Round Rock, TX 160 0.16 4.00 $54.58 $113,520
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.14 3.34 $50.20 $104,410
Jackson, MS 30 0.13 3.27 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 210 0.12 2.89 $37.78 $78,580
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 110 0.12 3.00 $39.36 $81,870
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 170 0.11 2.65 $47.27 $98,310




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)
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 50 0.09 2.22 $55.10 $114,600
Austin-Round Rock, TX 160 0.16 4.00 $54.58 $113,520
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.14 3.34 $50.20 $104,410
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 2.37 $48.04 $99,930
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.74 $47.98 $99,810
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 170 0.11 2.65 $47.27 $98,310
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 90 0.04 0.92 $46.73 $97,200
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (8) (8) (8) $44.18 $91,900
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.02 0.48 $43.33 $90,130
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 150 0.02 0.56 $40.06 $83,320


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017